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TAMARA DE LEMPICKA

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Almost Gone! Recommended. By Gioia Mori. An aura of mystery has surrounded Tamara de Lempicka since she was born, not in Warsaw in 1902, as she claimed, but according to official records in 1898 in Moscow. The beautiful and scandalous Tamara was the extravagant muse of Art Deco, an icon of the roaring twenties, and a successful painter of intensely sensual portraits that were powerfully sculptural with Cubist lines, embellished with sophisticated decorative elements. This is as much about her as about her art, perhaps more so, with wonderful period photographs of the seductive woman and bon vivant, interspersed with unusual drawings and details of her works. Mature Readers.

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An aura of mystery has surrounded Tamara de Lempicka since she was born, not in Warsaw in 1902, as she claimed, but according to official records in 1898 in Moscow. The beautiful and scandalous Tamara was the extravagant muse of Art Deco, an icon of the roaring twenties, and a successful painter of intensely sensual portraits that were powerfully sculptural with Cubist lines, embellished with sophisticated decorative elements. This is as much about her as about her art, perhaps more so, with wonderful period photographs of the seductive woman and bon vivant, interspersed with unusual drawings and details of her works.

Cool colors, cramped spaces and stark contrasts between light and shade surround the unforgettable faces of rich, elegant, emancipated, and theatrical women fixed in their existential melancholy. The catalogue includes a careful selection of unforgettable paintings and valuable historic photographs offering us a fascinating thematic reconstruction of the personal and professional aspects of Tamara's life, including the places she lived, her involvement in the sophisticated fashion world of the period, and her studies of the nude, as well as her still-lifes and portraits.

A very impressive new collection covering new ground...also oversized, with bold orange page edges. Beautifully designed, cover to cover. We’ve handled most of the collections on De Lempicka over the years, and this is the most impressive one we’ve seen, with material new to us.

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Item Code TAMDLH
Publisher 24 ORE Cultura
Publish Date 2015
ISBN 9788866482574
Adult Rating Mature Readers
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 11x12
# Pages 320pg
Color Partial Color
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