Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka
Marisa de Lempicka  and Angustias Freijo

Marisa de Lempicka and Angustias Freijo

Marisa de Lempicka

Marisa de Lempicka

La Belle Rafaela, 1927. Serigraphy, 1991. 78 x 103 cm.

La Belle Rafaela, 1927. Serigraphy, 1991. 78 x 103 cm.

Le Modele, 1925. Serigraphy, 1991. 118 x 81,2 cm.

Le Modele, 1925. Serigraphy, 1991. 118 x 81,2 cm.

Printeps, 1928. Serigraphy, 1991. 56 x 45,7 cm.

Printeps, 1928. Serigraphy, 1991. 56 x 45,7 cm.

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 his most prominent representatives in the field of plastic arts, for which he raised a revolution. Her main genres are the nude and the portrait, and in his work you 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.