Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka is best known for her Art Deco style paintings.  She was born in Poland in  1898. We can say that her subject matter is highly exotic. She painted elefantly dressed figures set to a backdrop of the Paris high society. Her paintings are very stylish and really one of a kind.  The style is very geometrical and defines the Art Deco period. It shares some elements with cubism, but with a softer approach.  It is also very clean and slick.


Her approach is like this because she really disliked Impressioist paintings as to her they painted very bad and the colors they used were dirty. So the style Tamara de Lempicka used was very elegant as was her subject matters.

The painting above is a self portrait and done for the cover of a fashion magazine in Germany.

Auto-Journal in 1974, “the self-portrait of Tamara de Lempicka is a real image of the independent woman who asserts herself. Her hands are gloved, she is helmeted, and inaccessible; a cold and disturbing beauty [through which] pierces a formidable being—this woman is free!”  ( Quote taken from Wikipedia)


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