Title: Art Deco Painting.
Publisher: Crown Publishing, New York
Publication Date: 1990
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This comprehensive look at Art Deco painting provides an authoritative survey of this exotic art form and features the works of Tamara de Lempicka, Jean Dupas, Charles Meere, Glyn Philpot, and Bernard Boutet de Monvel. Fully illustrated with color reproductions. Illustrated in color throughout. Catalog Chai. Bookseller Inventory # 21441
Synopsis: The eclectic, international style now known as Art Deco originally took its name from the 1925 Paris 'Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes'. The style was all-pervasive during the 1920s and 30s, affecting the decorative arts, fine arts and fashion. This is the first book specifically to examine Art Deco painting and to define it as a genre. Edward Lucie-Smith analyses the characteristics of the style, period and history of the movement, explaining its relationship to Classicism, the Symbolists, the Precisionists, Cubism and photography. He discusses the frequent use of classical imagery, the importance of society portraiture and the lure of decorative exoticism. French, American, Russian, British and Italian painters, who are all represented here, were attracted as much to the skyscraper and automobile as they were to the classical nude. The result was a remarkable mix of traditional and modern as seen in this selection by such artists as Tamara de Lempicka, Jean Dupas and Glyn Philpot.
Product Description: Art Deco was one of the liveliest and most comprehensive of 20th century trends, embracing decorative arts, fine arts and fashion. This book looks at the least known of these - painting. The renowned art critic, Edward Lucie-Smith, analyzes the characteristics of the style, period and history of the movement, and discusses the various Art Deco painters, French, Italian, Russian, British and American. These artists, such as Tamara de Lempicka, Jean Dupas and Bernard Boutet de Monvel, were drawn to the luxury of the classical scene and the beauty of the speeding car, to the streamline of the metal skyscraper and the flesh of the rich and famous, which they portrayed in a most refreshing manner.
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