20th century manifesto review

Art Deco painter: Tamara de Lempicka


In the 1930s there were loads of aspiring and inspirational movements and artists/designers and manifestos such  as the man himself Le Corbusier. Very rear but commonly known in this decade was a female polish Art Deco painter called Tamara de Lempicka who worked on other styles but specialised in the style of Art Deco and based majority of her pieces on self portrait. Her pieces inherited the styles of cubism and was recognised internationally therefore Lempicka became the leading representative of the Art Deco movement especially in Europe and was commonly refereed to as ‘The baroness with a brush’. Her most recognisable piece of the 1930s was a painting called ‘the blue scarf’ which feature dark and depressing colours which seemed to be a reflection of the post world war and the Great Depression as the colour blue symbolise sadness referring to Picasso ‘the blue period’. Furthermore her work opened the door and a path for other artist like her and the decade 1930s carried a lot of modern clean and inspiring artist and pieces which carry through from today.


Tamara De Lempicka (2017) [online] Available from: http://www.delempicka.org/artwork.html
[Accessed: 26th February 2018].