Art Brooches

A collection of art brooches and badges. Subjects include Turner, Leonardo Da Vinci, Ralph Steadman, Pottery, The Royal Academy and Andy Goldsworthy.

In addition to the items on this page there are further art related items on my Smiles page. This includes works by Beryl Cook, LS Lowry and Rodin.

Royal Academy 250th birthday

The Royal Academy of Arts celebrated 250 years with a set of six stamps released by Royal Mail. Each stamp is designed by a well known artist or academic. Creators include Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, Yinka Shonibare, Fiona Rae, Norman Ackroyd and Barbara Rae.

Norman Ackroyd - St Kilda badge
Norman Ackroyd – St Kilda

Norman Ackroyd’s St Kilda: The Great Sea Stacs, showcases rock formations from off the coast of Hebridean Archipelago.

Barbara Rae - Inverleith Allotments and Edinburgh Castle
Barbara Rae – Inverleith Allotments and Edinburgh Castle

Inverleith Allotments and Edinburgh Castle by printmaker Barbara Rae has an abstract picture of Edinburgh Castle and the surrounding park.

Grayson Perry - RA Summer Exhibition
Grayson Perry – Summer Exhibition

Grayson Perry’s stamp, named Summer Exhibition, shows the animated Essex-born artist stood at the centre of exhibits on show at the Royal Academy’s London base. The stamp coincided with the opening of the Summer Exhibition on 12th June 2018, which the artist coordinated.

Fiona Rae - Queen of the Sky badge
Fiona Rae – Queen of the Sky

Fiona Rae’s limited edition Queen of the Sky, captures a bright scene of birds in flight.

Tracey Emin brooch - Saying Goodbye
Tracey Emin – Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye by Tracey Emin is a black gouache portrait painting of the artist’s mother.

Yinka Shonibare - Queuing at the RA - art badge
Yinka Shonibare – Queuing at the RA,

Yinka Shonibare’s piece, Queuing at the RA, sees the Royal Academy as the main inspiration. This piece shows a monochrome crowd of people queuing for entry to the Academy holding umbrellas of bright colours_

JWM Turner brooches

‘Peace – Burial at Sea’ brooch

J W M Turner - 'Peace - Burial at Sea' brooch

‘Snowstorm – Steamer off a Harbour’s Mouth’ brooch

JWM Turner - 'Snowstorm - Steamer off a Harbour's Mouth' brooch

‘The Arsenal – Venice’ brooch

JWM Turner - 'The Arsenal - Venice' brooch

‘St Laurent’ brooch

Turner - 'St Laurent' brooch

Leonardo Da Vinci brooches

In 2019 Royal Mail released a collection of 12 stamps from the Royal Collection to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death.

This collection of brooches and badges is based around these superb high quality images.

Leonardo da Vinci brooch – design for an equestrian monument

Leonardo da Vinci brooch - design for an equestrian monument

Leonardo da Vinci brooch- A woman in a landscape

Leonardo da Vinci brooch- A woman in a landscape

Leonardo da Vinci brooch – The skeleton

Leonardo da Vinci brooch - The skeleton

Leonardo da Vinci brooch- The skull sectioned

Leonardo da Vinci brooch- The skull sectioned

Leonardo da Vinci brooch – The fall of light on a face

Leonardo da Vinci brooch - The fall of light on a face

Leonardo da Vinci brooch – The anantomy of the shoulder and foot

Leonardo da Vinci brooch - The anantomy of the shoulder and foot

Leonardo da Vinci brooch – The head of St. Philip

Leonardo da Vinci brooch - The head of St. Philip

Leonardo da Vinci brooch -The head of a bearded man

Leonardo da Vinci brooch -The head of a bearded man

Leonardo da Vinci brooch -The head of Leda

Leonardo da Vinci brooch -The head of Leda

Leonardo da Vinci brooch – A Star-of-Bethlehem and other plants

Leonardo da Vinci brooch - A Star-of-Bethlehem and other plants

Leonardo da Vinci brooch -A sprig of guelder-rose

Leonardo da Vinci brooch -A sprig of guelder-rose

Leonardo da Vinci brooch -Studies of cats

Leonardo da Vinci brooch -Studies of cats

Studio Pottery

Pot by Bernard Leach - 1987
Bernard Leach – Pot – 1987
Pot by Elizabeth Fritsch - 1987
Pot by Elizabeth Fritsch – 1987
Pot by Hans Coper - 1987 - badge
Pot by Hans Coper – 1987
Pot by Lucie Rae - Art brooch
Lucie Rae -Pot – 1987

Ralph Steadman Brooches

Ralph Idris Steadman is a Welsh illustrator best known for collaboration and friendship with the American writer Hunter S. Thompson. Steadman is renowned for his political and social caricatures, cartoons and picture books. 

Comet orbiting Sun and Planets

Comet orbiting Sun and Planets - Ralph Steadman badge
Comet orbiting Sun and Planets – Ralph Steadman

Dr Edmond Halley as Comet

Dr Edmond Halley as Comet - Ralph Steadman badge
Dr Edmond Halley as Comet – Ralph Steadman

Giotto Spacecraft approaching Comet

Giotto Spacecraft approaching Comet - Ralph Steadman badge
Giotto Spacecraft approaching Comet – Ralph Steadman

Maybe Twice in a Lifetime

Maybe Twice In A Lifetime brooch - Ralph Steadman
Maybe Twice in a Lifetime – Ralph Steadman

Andy Goldsworthy Brooches

Andy Goldsworthy OBE is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist who makes site-specific sculptures and art situated in both natural and urban settings.

If you like Andy Goldsworthy’s art then there is plenty more information about him and his work on the Crescent Moon website.

Dandelions

Dandelions brooch - Andy Goldsworthy
Dandelions – Andy Goldsworthy

Garlic Leaves

Garlic Leaves brooch - Andy Goldsworthy
Garlic Leaves – Andy Goldsworthy

Hazel Leaves

 Hazel Leaves brooch - Andy Goldsworthy
Hazel Leaves – Andy Goldsworthy

Spring Grass

Spring Grass brooch - Andy Goldsworthy
Spring Grass – Andy Goldsworthy

Sweet Chestnut Leaves

Sweet Chestnut Leaves - Andy Goldsworthy
Sweet Chestnut Leaves – Andy Goldsworthy

Sundry Art brooches

Russian urban landscape brooch

Russian urban river landscape - Silvestr Shchedrin

Russian landscape brooch

Russian landscape art brooch - Silvestr Shchedrin

Master Lambton brooch (Sir Thomas Lawrence)

Sir Thomas Lawrence - Master Lambton brooch

Queen Elizabeth I brooch (unknown artist)

Queen Elizabeth I brooch

As it’s not possible to show my complete range of art brooches on my website or Etsy if you can’t find a particular item please contact me as I might be able to help.