Signed and dated lower right. Nude on a red background. Very beautiful oil on canvas.
Handsigned and dated lower right is. Pin up on red background. 15.7 \French School art deco. Art Deco is an artistic movement born in the 1910s and took its apogee in the 1920s before declining in the 1930s was extremely lively especially in the decorative arts, architecture, design , fashion and costume, but actually concerna more or less all forms of visual arts. It is the first style to have been distributed worldwide, mainly affecting France, belgium, all the Anglo-Saxon countries uk, usa, canada, australia, new zealand, India, Philippines, etc.
And several Chinese cities like Shanghai or Hong Kong. The art deco style takes its name from the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts and Modern industrial held in Paris in 1925.
Vocabulary taking different forms in different regions, architects and their clients, its stylistic unity due to the use of geometry (and geometric) for decorative purposes. No true leader, not theory, this style was criticized in its early years for its superficiality. It was particularly used for all buildings to enhance the image of the sponsor or resembling leisure: commercial shop architecture, headquarters, etc, Theaters and cinemas as well as domestic architecture (décor serving sign of social distinction).Touching first the wealthier classes, it quickly spread throughout the social body and became very popular. A reaction against new art appears early in the century in France, and even earlier as overseas in Belgium, in Germany, the Netherlands, etc. Some call already forms new art \They sorientent therefore to simple lines, classical compositions and a parsimonious use of decoration. This desire to return to order, symmetry and sobriety takes different expressions in different countries. In Austria, for example, the undulating line of the early days of the new art is quickly replaced by a network of orthogonal lines and simple volumes under the influence of the Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Josef hoffmann, koloman Moser, Otto Wagner and the Wiener Werkstätte are emblematic of this trend artists. The interiors, known photographs, mobilize all the Wiener Werkstätte and the painter Gustav Klimt. In France, the first signs of this desire for change are noticeable as early as 1900. In 1907, eugene stifle publishes a method of ornamental composition that gives pride to the geometric forms and its variations and contrasts with the freedom of undulating style guimard , so popular in Paris a few years earlier. The following year, Paul Iribe. Draw for paul poiret a fashion album whose aesthetic hits the Parisian milieu by its novelty. Third important event, the autumn fair 1910. Sees the invitation of the Munich artists who for many years had.
Around 1910 the French designers André Mare and Louis Sue are also changing their style to more rigor and retained. Finally, between 1910 and 1913, takes place on site of the theater field-Elysees, another sign of aesthetic radical change experienced by the Parisian milieu of the time. First entrusted to Henry van de Velde, the design and construction quickly return to august Perret.
The rigorous composition of the facade and the measured place left to hit decor minds during the inauguration in 1913. These changes are summarized in 1912 from the pen of andre vera. His article the new style, in the journal decorative art expresses the rejection of new art forms (asymmetric, multicolored, colorful, that excite more feelings than reason), and calls for \The end of the article urges artists to draw inspiration from the seventeenth century classicism marked by \-philippe without pastiche. Last vera words describe two topics that will be ubiquitous in the future Art Deco style \The influence of the paint should not be overlooked in explaining these developments. The 1910s were the time of dissemination and popularization of Fauvism and Cubism more.
The painters of the Golden Section expose often works more accessible to the public. And the bright colors contrast with the still lifes fragmented and forward-thinking pioneers of the movement. The Cubist vocabulary is ripe to attract fashion designers, furniture and interior decoration. Finally, the Paris of the 1910s discovered the Ballets Russes Serge Diaghilev, combining dance, music and painting, inspired by the he costumes are created by leon bakst and many others. From where fashion fans, pens, jets of water, bright colors.
Unusual colors simposeront in decor and furniture: we will see boudoirs with orange walls, black tight rooms. Order, color and geometry: the essential vocabulary art deco landed.The Roaring Twenties World War has deeply hurt economies and French and German companies. While Germany 1920 is stunned by the blows of defeat and a severe economic crisis (which testify the artists of the New Objectivity), the France saw its economy again. This recovery can not forget the difficulties on the ground. The destroyed cities needed to be rebuilt (such Reims and Saint-Quentin for example, 80% destroyed during the war, which will be largely rebuilt in an architectural style art deco). Moreover, monetary instability generates an increase in constant prices until 1927 and. Legislation on rents because a strong housing crisis for working and middle classes.
But the early 1920s also saw the manifestations of untouched fortunes of the wealthiest classes. In Paris, as in large provincial cities, the time of the commentators observe the construction of rich tenements, villas and mansions. As many prolific sites for decorators and architects art deco. The item \paintings \The seller is \This item can be shipped to the following countries: america, europe, asia, australia.