Great Gifts – Artist – Erte – The Father of Art Deco
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Father of Art Deco – Style Echoed Roaring Twenties
Romaine de Tirtoff born November 23rd, 1892- April 21st, 1990, best known as simply Erté.
The Art Deco movement permeated all of the United States in everything from fashion, furniture, to jewelry, and even textiles and architecture.
Erte’s work is housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as well as at the Smithsonian.
Some have related the Art Deco style of art as the follow-up style to the Art Nouveau movement. The Chrysler building in New York, designed by William Van Alen and complted in 1930 is commonly given as an example of Art Deco style in architecture.
One of the many great things about this master artist is his body work includes lithographs in quantities of 300 or more. Art Deco is more streamlined.
Art Deco was primarily a design style attributable to architecture, fashion and print. And the favorite fashion and artwork were attributable to the Art Deco style. His discipline both in art and in exercise (twenty minutes a day like clockwork) combined with his passion for beauty perhaps explains his longevity. It is considered by many architects to be the finest example of architecture in New York City. Interestingly, Walter Chrysler financed the building himself rather than the car manufacturer, he wanted his children to inherit that building.
. Between 1914 and the 1930s he created many magazine covers for Harper’s Bazaar. Art Nouveau peaked around 1905 and the roaring twenties roared until the stock market crash in the United States in October 1929.
Art Deco Style of Art
Erté lived to be 97 years old and continued to work well into his final years. Even in exercise, Erté was an innovator – 20 minutes a day – and what a great way to break it up – 15 minutes in the morning before breakfast and 5 minutes in the evening.
Two artists who are best known for this era – Erte the Father of Art Deco and Rene Lalique a jeweler and glassmaker. In the United States he worked for Flo Ziegfeld and designed costumes for the film Ben Hur (1959). Art Deco became very popular in the 1920s and 1930s in both the United States and Europe.
Erte’s Longevity and Daily Discipline for Exercise
“He moved to France at age nineteen and worked for a time sketching for Paul Poiret and designing opera and theater costumes. Influenced by Indian miniatures, his designs, illustrations, and drawings are sophisticated and highly stylized.”
Suites of Paintings – Lithographs and Affordable Fine Art
Erté himself defined Art Deco “as a fusion of the curvilinear designs of Art Nouveau of the 19th Century with the Cubist, Constructivist, and geometrical designs of modernity.”
The 1920′s is a time often referred to as the “roaring twenties”, a time of jubilee denoted by jazz music, flapper dresses and new technology. The automobile, the radio ushered in exuberance
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