Girl in Green with Gloves by Tamara de Lempicka

Girl in Green with Gloves (1929) by Tamara de Lempicka

“Tamara de Lempicka is perhaps the most famous painter of the art deco period (1900-1930). She was born in Poland and moved to Russia where she lived until the Bolsheviks arrested her husband during the Russian Revolution. She secured his release and they fled to Paris. There she enrolled at the Academie de la Grand Chaumiere and studying privately. She was quite a prolific artist (in part facilitated by her spare simple style) and was much sought after as a portrait artist.”

“Girl In Green With Gloves, is probably Lempicka’s most famous painting and clearly epitomizes her style. The fabric and hair combine sharp lines and flowing curves and the whole form is strongly dimensional. Yet the picture remains firmly abstract and modern.”

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