Art Movement – Art Deco

Art Deco
This art movement is involving a mix of modern decorative art styles, largely of the 1920s and 1930s, whose main characteristics were derived from various avant-grande painting styles of the early twentieth century.

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Art deco works exhibit aspects of Cubism, Russian Constructivism and Italian Futurism – with abstraction, distortion and simplification, particularly geometric shapes and highly intense colours – celebrating the rise of commerce, technology and speed.

The growing impact of the machine can be seen in repeating of overlapping images from 1925; and in the 1930s, in streamlined forms derived from the principles of aerodynamics.

The name came from the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs Industriel et Modernes, held in Paris, which celebrated living in the modern world.

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