New Post goes Up Every Wednesday by Jack Dziamba
“When someone mentions the Roaring Twenties, it conjures up the Jazz Age, flappers, Prohibition, the Charleston, gangsters, The Great Gatsby, Mary Pickford, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.”
“Designers and architects also remember the 20’s for the Chrysler Building, the luxury liner Normandie, and the interior of Radio City Music Hall, all outstanding examples of the decorative arts style called Art Deco. To many designers of jewelry, furniture, clothes, fabrics, and ceramics, Art Deco of the 20’s with its geometric motifs and bright, bold colors represents the best and purest forms of that decorative art period. ”
“Art Deco, a classical, symmetrical, rectilinear style that reached its high point between 1925-1935, drew its inspiration from such serious art movements as Cubism, Futurism, and the influence of the Bauhaus. In Paris, it was a dominant art form of the 1920-1930 period.”
Tamara De Lempicka
“Of all the artists pursuing the style “Arts Decoratifs”, one of the most memorable was Tamara de Lempicka. She became a well-known portrait painter with a distinctive Art Deco manner. Quintessentialy French, Deco was the part of an exotic, sexy, and glamorous Paris that epitomized Tamara’s living and painting style.” All quotes from delempkin.org
Tamara De Lempicka in Verona
The life and paintings of the eccentric Polish artist on display at Palazzo Forti
from 19 September 2015 to 31 January 2016
“The exhibition in Verona, Italy of Tamara De Lempicka prints and posters will host more than 200 works of art, displayed in chronological order starting with those in Paris, in the ’20s, up to the latest productions of the mid 20th century.
This fantastic art exhibition in Verona at the Palazzo Forti will highlight the relationship between Tamara de Lempicka art and the languages of fashion and photography; her amazing talent in representing modern life and the revolutionary aspect of a female-artist who launched a new model of female figure, uninhibited, liberated and free in all respects.” venetoinside.