150511 Art Talk 11th May 2015: Tamara de Lempicka

Date: Monday 11th May 2015 10:30

Location: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

Subject: Tamara de Lempicka

Lecturer: Angela Chantry

Tamara de Lempicka (16 May 1898 – 18 March 1980) captured the whirlwind decade of the 1920s on canvas, painting (and charming) the rich and famous of Europe – her slick style of portraiture embodied the glamour, style, modernity and sexuality of the Art Deco period that was fashionable during the inter-war years. Like Art Deco itself, her work fell out of favour during the 1940s and 50s, but she was rediscovered in the 1970s when a gallery owner in Paris mounted a retrospective of her work.  Today paintings that were unsellable for three decades fetch many hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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