Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Jeune fille en vert, 1930 by Tamara de Lempicka, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris.
Lempicka has come to represent the Art Deco period in painting because of the fluid lines, rich colors, and sensuousness of her paintings. She was inspired by, and part of, the bohemian scene in Paris in the 1920's and the Hollywood scene in the late 1930's and 40's. She liked socializing and being a part of the most popular groups. She disliked the 1970's era, feeling it was inferior to the ones that preceded it, but ironically, in the 1970's her artwork was discovered once again, after a retrospective of her work was shown in Luxembourg and she has remained popular with collectors, since then.