Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tamara de Lempicka

The Blue Hour

Adam and Eve

During the Roaring 20s Paris, Tamara de Lempicka was part of the bohemian life: she knew Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, and André Gide. Famous for her libido, she was bisexual, and her affairs with both men and women were carried out in ways that were scandalous at the time.

Le Modelle, 1925

Portrait of the Duchess of La Salle, 1925

Young Lady with Gloves, 1929

The Straw Hat, 1930

Le Telephone II, 1930

Tamara De Lempicka - Amethyst, 1946

Composition Abstraite, 1960

"Among a hundred paintings, you could recognize mine, my goal was: 
Do not copy. Create a new style, ...
colors light and bright, return to elegance in my models."

Tamara de Lempicka (Łempicka) (1898 – 1980), born Maria Górska in Warsaw, Poland, was a Polish Art Deco painter and "the first woman artist to be a glamour star".