When I think of art deco art, two well known artists come to mind. Tamara de Lempicka was a well known artist of the time. Below is a portrait of her as well as some of her well known paintings. Her birth name was actually Maria Gorska, and she was born in Warsaw, Poland. She is well known for working in the medium of oils on canvas. Her artwork is still recognizable today and continues to inspire many designers.
Below is a painting titled: Portrait de Madame Alan Bott
This portrait of the woman in a green dress is one of her most well known works of art.
The portrait below is titled: Le Chemise Rose. Although Lempicka was Polish, her career really took place in Paris and her first show was launched in Milan.
Another extremely well known artist of the times was Russian born Romain de Tirtoff who was known as Erte. His career was really launched by all of the ads he had done and the pictures he created for fashions and Harper’s Bazaar. Below is a modern paper doll book that is available with his fashions as well as a painting of his.
Erte worked alongside designer Paul Poiret who took much of his inspiration from Oriental and Russian design. He learned couture designs and illustrations from his time there. Again, below you can see the symmetry and the geometrics used in this painting.
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This is one of the most well known covers in the history of Life magazine. This cover was released on February 18, 1926. The flapper in the picture shows off the dress, accessories, and hair style that was popular of the times. The motions in the cartoon show off dancing that was popular in the time called the Charleston.
This Vogue magazine cover was out in 1927. The cloche hat that is tight fitting to the head and the fur around the collar and cuffs were also a popular style of the times. Picture via tinypic.com
The picture above is the first ever magazine cover for Brides. It was released in 1934 and was titled “So you’re going to be Married.” It was the first ever magazine for brides of the time. This picture is from Brides.com. The first magazine sold for 50 cents and was released in the fall.
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I’ve been on the hunt through every antique store in sight. I’ve dug through photos, I’ve bought old pictures, jewels, patterns, and magazines. These are just a few pictures of some of the awesome magazines and photos I’ve been able to get my hands on.
The photo below is from a savings bond ad in the Saturday morning post in the mid 1930’s. I love the flowing dress on this lady liberty. The style is evocative of Grecian times, but it has the modern elements of the art deco style as well.
The photo below is from Christmas in 1933 in a magazine from Good Stories. The details of the robe the woman is wearing can tell you what time period it is from. The details include a dropped waist, bell sleeves, and wrap style tie on the robe.
The picture below is one of my favorite finds. It was also only two dollars, so I just had to pick it up! I love that the details of this early 1930’s outfit are a nod to Paul Poiret and his love of the ballet russe. The colors are vibrant and still beautiful despite being faded and old and the gemstone designs are clearly an art deco style.
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These photos for car advertisements are from this website for Chrysler. You can see in the background of these advertisements, some art deco design influences. In the back of one of the ads, you can even see some of the arches of the roman aqueducts. These arches and fluidity in design can be seen in the architecture and the structure of the clothing of the twenties and thirties in this era. These Chrysler ads were from 1928,1929, and 1930.
You can even see the art deco style in the shape of the headlights and the grill on this automobile.
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