Meaning of Art Deco

What is Art Deco:

Art Deco is an artistic movement that dominated architecture, art, graphic design, interior design, and industrial design between the 1920s and 1939.

My portrait (Self-portrait in the green Bugatti), Tamara Lempicka, 1929

Art Deco was characterized by the use of precisely delineated geometric figures and the use of strong and striking colors.

The movement emerged as a way to print optimism after the depression of the First World War. Art Deco sought orientation towards the future by embracing modern ideas as a celebration of progress.

The Art Deco style was influenced by the currents of the avant-garde that preceded it such as Cubism and Futurism, but it differs by being loaded with motifs from ancient cultures such as, for example, the Egyptian, the Asian and the Mesopotamian. In this sense, Art Deco is considered the first global decorative style.

Some of the representatives of the Art Deco artistic trend are: Tamara de Lempicka, Jean Dupas, Erté and Paul Poiret. Examples in architecture we can find the famous Chrysler Building and the Rockefeller Center in New York, United States.

In Mexico you can also find buildings of this style such as, for example, the Museum of Popular Art (MAP) by the architect Vicente Mendiola and the Sears building in Mexico City.

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