Tamara de Lempicka
Tamara de Lempicka (1898 - 1980) is an important exponent of Art Deco, the most characteristic movement of the time, marked by the aesthetics of the 20s with its geometric motifs, bright colors and resounding forms: art deco. A classic, symmetrical and rectilinear style that reached its peak between 1925 and 1935, but which has its roots in previous movements such as Cubism and Futurism, as well as in the influence of the Bauhaus. Lempicka was one of its most prominent representatives in the field of plastic arts, for which she raised a revolution. Her main genres are the nude and the portrait, and in her work one can appreciate the love of authors such as Ingres, Botticelli or Mannerism.
Her works portray the wealthy bourgeoisie of the time and the progressive decline of the aristocracy. Her life served as inspiration for her paintings; her defense of hedonism, orgies, cocaine and bisexuality allowed the artist to illustrate in detail the life of the Parisian bourgeoisie.
In the summer of 1932, the artist made a long stay in Spain, with a trip that took her to Malaga, Seville, Cordoba, Toledo and Madrid, documented by some ecstatic articles signed by Spanish critics of the moment. Hailed as a diva, admired for her art characterized by a net and refined language, described as an example of beauty and elegance, Tamara de Lempicka always underlined her interest in El Greco and Goya, who studied diligently in long sessions in Spanish museums.
In 2018 Freijo Gallery presents a round table and holds a solo exhibition in the LZ46 space, under the title Living from Art. The Baroness with a Paintbrush.