Just like the earlier the Art Nouveau movement, the Art Deco Movement related to all forms of visual arts.
The Art Deco movement started just prior to the end of World War I and continued into the 1920’s and throughout 1930’s. It represented a move to luxury and style with the use of very expensive materials, especially prevalent in the design of furniture and jewelry.
1920’s Art Deco design was seen in the first class salons of oceans liners, trains and buildings, the most famous of which are the spire of the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building in New York. In Miami, Florida, The Historic Art Deco District has many famous hotels designed during Art Deco period.
The most iconic Art Deco statue is that of Christ the Redeemer, which stands high above Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It was designed by Paul Landowski, a French sculptor in 1922.
Art Deco paintings were influenced by the Cubist Art Movement, particularly the art of Picasso, and Fernand Leger.
Examples of art deco paintings can be seen in museums all over the world. In 1994 Barbara Streisand sold her collection of Art Deco and Art Nouveau paintings with de Lempicka’s Adam and Eve apparently achieving a price of $2 million.
Art deco reproductions by famous Art Deco artists Tamara de Lempicka known for her art deco portraits, French illustrator Georges Barbier and Russian designer and artist Erte are available in many size options.
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