Did you know that “Art Deco” architecture was born in France just before World War I ? Its design had such a profound impact at this time, that it had spread and influenced the design of jewelry, fashion, cars, trains, movies. Even now, this particular movement continues to fascinate designers, artists and more.
Among several well-known buildings, we can cite the Theatre des Champs Elysées, the Rex Cinema in Paris, the Palais de la Méditerranée in Nice, the Chrysler Building in New York, the Lincoln Theater in Miami Beach, and many others.
It is thanks to the “Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels” held in Paris in 1925, that the movement had been particularly spotlighted.
Art deco, is not just a style, but a multitude of influences that takes its roots from designers inspired by the huge archeological discoveries from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece at this time, but also ornamentals techniques including geometric elements etc. Overwhelming nature has also a strong presence, but, contrary to the “Art Nouveau” movement, its representation is way more abrupt.
With close attention to the work of the artisans of this trend, details suggest the brightness of the mix between luxurious, richness and modernity.
This work worths attention. Even today artists keep inspiring from this movement, to create atmosphere always more enchanting.
At a time when everything is moving even faster, it appears that it’s important to breath and take the time to contemplate all this incredible arts (not only “Art Deco”) that surround us…
Want to know more about that movement?
Le CORBUSIER, L’Art Décoratif Aujourd’hui
L’EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS ET INDUSTRIELS MODERNES DE PARIS EN 1925. Les Arts Décoratifs, Visit the website in French: http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/francais/musees/musee-des-arts-decoratifs/collections/dossiers-thematiques/l-exposition-internationale-des-arts-decoratifs-et-industriels-modernes-de/