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Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday Morning Museum: Art Deco

Art Deco – From the 1920s to 1930s

Art Deco (/ˌɑrt ˈdɛkoʊ/), or Deco, is an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s, flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s, then waned in the post-World War II era. It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation. – Wikipedia.org

In addition to Tamara de Lempicka (see art example below), other Art Deco design artists are Erté, René Lalique, and Cassandre.

St. Moritz, 1929 by Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980)

It might have been new, yet somewhat trite, to paint a portrait of a modern young lady vacationing at the Alpine resort St. Moritz. But the proud athletic figure portrayed here gazes out at the heavens, with a look that seems to have captured a procession of stadium gods. – Tamara Art Heritage

Last Monday’s Art – Social Realism
Next Monday’s Art – Art Nouveau

Top of post: "Art Deco" graphic created by Adrean Darce Brent
Below: “Monday Morning Museum” logo created by Adrean Darce Brent

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