Sunday, 30 August 2009

Tamara de Lempicka



I always liked these book covers because they are all nice and Art Deco-y...books are good too, bit long though. Even though I know Art Deco is blase (right word?) and totally not cool anymore (bit like Ayn Rand actually), I still think the style is fantastic but I'm distinctly uncool so what do I know. Anyway, it wasn't hard finding the artist because she's very famous and much loved. Tamara de Lempicka is her name.


4 comments:

tutorphil said...

... and I thought I was the king of uncool with my affection for big bug films... anyway, yes, I admire Lempicka's imagery too; very filmic; I don't think something like 'art deco' can be subordinated to categories of 'hot-or-not' - i guess it's how the aesthetic is revisited that matters. These images have theatricality to them which would get any costume designer salivating - Dorian Gray meets the Great Gatsby - talking of Dorian, the remake looms...

tutorphil said...

Saw this guy's work - thought of you:

http://www.artnet.com/artist/425690920/marcus-freeman.html

Tom Beg said...

Any chance you can find out the proper start dates for me? Or else I might have to kill you...or phone up, I haven't decided yet.

tutorphil said...

I'm back in tomorrow, so I'll know about the briefings then, but, as you get two projects at the start of the year (and an essay on wednesday 26th), you'll probably have a briefing on Monday afternoon, and another Tuesday morning - but wait for my confirmation - and don't kill me; it isn't nice.