Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lempicka, Tamara de

The Green Turban
other detail: unknown
Private Collection

Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980).
She was born in Poland and moved to Russia,then fled to Paris due to the Russian Revolution.
She is perhaps the most famous painter of the art deco period.
It was unusual for a female artist to achieve any standing in an art world dominatated by men, but her clear, strong style (sometimes called Soft Cubism) earned her a place at the top of the Art Deco movement.
Lempicka's strong use of colour, and sharp edged forms produced very solid, powerful figures and she was in demand as a portrait artist by the rich.