TAMARA DE LEMPICKA

The Musician /1929/ oil on canvas/ 161×96 cm

Tamara De Lempicka was well known for her portrait and figurative paintings of society people.   She used bright vibrant coloured oils painted on small canvases, normally under one metre in size, this being the form.  Lempicka was a fast worker, creating clean, precise and elegant works.  I chose this work because I like the soft cubist context and art deco style of the 1930s characterized by the use of angular forms.

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