At the turn of the century, not only did we see the beginning of the industrial revolution, but it was the time for the birth of a new art form that later shook the world – Art Deco!
Many notable artists, architects, and designers in France gave up the then famous, intricate Art Nouveau and adapted to the change and refashioned their dear fine art forms.
Then came some magnificent Art Deco artworks that left the world utterly mesmerized! One of them is the Empire State Building that is standing tall and bold, even to these days. Of course, we can’t take a picture of it and hang it on our walls, can we?
So, let’s take a look at those popular Art Deco paintings that left our great-great-ancestors boggled. There true pieces of artwork will amaze you and make you want an art reproduction that will accentuate your beautiful abode.
1. Auto Portrait by Tamara De Lempicka
Tamara was a renowned modern Art Deco artist, who was known for the soft cubism variety she used to make in her marvelous paintings that were favorites among the elites too!
In this portrait of herself, she sits behind the wheel of a classic green Bugatti, wearing clothing and gloves in shades of cream, depicting the then modernized world to us. In this art deco painting, you cannot miss observing the mysterious allure of this enchantress who is on the driver seat of the green Bugatti.
2. Symphony in Black by Erté
Widely known as the Father of Art Deco, one cannot miss but mention the glorious art deco artworks by Erté, that were well-known among various other forms of art like jewelry, fashion, costume and more! To better understand his approach and techniques, take a look at the splendid Symphony in Black itself!
It depicts a graceful woman who was walking her slender four-legged pet – all in black. She is draped around by the catchiest and the most beautiful black dress coupled with feathery headdress and overcoat that would both drop our jaws and raise our eyebrows! But, you certainly cannot miss the natural beauty and confidence of the woman captured, oh so well, in this piece of art!
3. Tipsy by Kobayakawa Kiyoshi
Even Asia caught on to the wide-spreading modern art deco form. Kobayakawa Kiyoshi was a reputable art deco artist at that time. His paintings narrate the lifestyle of Japanese women back in the 1930s.
In this painting, you can feel how independent women were in Japan back then. The artform shows us a typical modern-day woman with attractive, yet tipsy eyes, exotic red lipstick and bob-cut hairstyle with hair tucked out of the eyes in a wooden hair clip. Last but not least, you cannot miss how she is enjoying her nightlife by looking at the cocktail placed in front of her and a cigarette between her fingers.
4. Costume for the Firebird by Léon Bakst
Léon Bakst’s fine art does not say modern Art Deco, but it surely laid the basis for it. His art deco paintings were an inspiration for costume designers and artists back then. They were so unique and out of the world that society could not resist but be awestruck at his work. If you don’t believe us, take a look at the Costume for The Firebird.
This art shows a fierce and strong woman dressed up like a firebird. The costume is exotic and draws its idea all the way from Asia. The elaborate headdress simply glorifies the overall look of the character in the painting.
5. Nude with Calla Lilies by Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera is known for his Art Deco paintings that talked a lot about the social and political views. But this one piece talks more about the sensual and sculptural side of a female body. In this baffling painting, he depicts a nude woman embracing the beauty that is the Calla Lilies found among the exuberant plant kingdom in Mexico. You cannot help but notice how he is trying to compare the softness of a flower to that of a woman’s nature.
Décor Your Abode Art-deco Inspired Masterpieces
Art Deco has staggered the world with its arrival. It brought the modern, geometrical pattern to life in just about every form of art. Be it painting, monuments, showpieces, and even building; everything gave a new look to the Art Deco form.
If you have found love in this modern art form, don’t get distressed over the pricing of these paintings. You can get it remade by the most capable artists of our days. So, what are you waiting for? Browse the most magnificent paintings and get one of these voguish paintings hanging in your living room to accentuate your home.