Monthly Archives: March 2017

Sculptural teapot tempests

 

 

ceramic-teapot-in-browns by Suze Lindsay

Suze Lindsay

 

 

 

Tempest in a teapot

 

Storm in a teacup, tempest in a teapot, exaggerated sculptural teapot forms brewing up intriguing shapes that seem to transcend any wholistic coherence. Most of us were exposed to the quirkiness of teapots at a young age when we were treated to renditions of “I’m A Little Teapot” at kindergarten. Maybe this  partially explains how a certain childlike freedom of expression seems to manifest when potters cross paths with teapots. As most are hand built and asymmetrical, there is possibly a release being experienced from the symmetrical constraints of wheel thrown forms. There certainly seems to be an enthusiastic amount of form manipulation, shape shifting and stretching of teapot boundaries occurring.
In Design Theory, form follows function, but the new paradigm of teapot construction is function might possibly follow exaggerated form and if it doesn’t, then you always have a teabag to fall back on. There are plenty of these tea brewing masterpieces that manage to be utilitarian but others are purely decorative. Teapots apparently bring luck, as tradition has it in Russia for giving a bridesmaid a teapot – as a gesture of better luck next time.

 

Michael Lucero ceramic teapot on stand

Michael Lucero

Some of the following teapots look like they are eagerly waiting to be part of a tea break conversation and quite capable of participating in an animated discussion. Being a 4-5 cup a day tea connoisseur myself, my teapot gets more than enough attention, but they do appear to suffer from a ‘look at me’ complex, relative to the other table wares. Being a favorite British preoccupation, I always associated their ritualistic tea habit with being a slightly eccentric pastime, this being reinforced by outlandish spectacles like Lewis Caroll’s Mad Hatter tea party. Not to mention the teapot’s Seer like attributes for being a source of tea leaves for predicting the future. The appearance of most of this collection of teapots here tends to support this notion. In times of chaos there is nothing more reassuring then an orderly cup of tea from a teapot of whimsy.  As they say, “this morning’s tea makes yesterday distant”

 

Tea here now – one pot, infinite flavors

Some ancient sayings reinforcing teas reputation for quirkiness and wisdom:

 

The sounds of the tea being made invites the peach blossoms to peep in through the window. ~Uson, quoted in Sasaki Sanmi, Sadô Saijiki

 

Having picked some tea, he drank it,
Then he sprouted wings,
And flew to a fairy mansion,
To escape the emptiness of the world….
~Chiao Jen

 

If you have one teapot
And can brew your tea in it
That will do quite well.
How much does he lack himself
Who needs to have more things?
~Sen no Rikyū

 

 

Afternoon teap ritual

Afternoon tea

 

 

 

Glass French-Teapot with a gold filigree surround

Glass French teapot – 1840

 

 

 

The teapot song a man in a tuxedo holding illustrated teapots

This cheeky song was penned in 1939 by George Harry Sanders and Clarence Kelley with the intention of creating a tune that would support tap dancing at Kelley’s dance school. The staccato rhythm of “I’m a little teapot, short and stout” was ideal for the young toe tappers.

 

 

 

Gail-Mackiewic creative ceramic teapots

Gail Mackiewic

 

 

A girl with a tiny play teaset

Coralie Beatrix dress

 

 

 

‘Dragonfly Teapot’ – Barbara Chadwick

 

 

Penguin ring teapot

Ray Bub – ‘King Penguins Upright Ring Teapot’

 

 

 

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Egyptian Revival teapot—1785.-Royal Manufacture of Naples

Florence Porcelain Museum

 

 

sea liner teapot

Ceramic sea liner teapot

 

 

Marlene Bowman elegant ceramic teapot

Marlene Bowman

 

 

Adrian-Sandstrom quaint ceramic teapot

Adrian Sandstrom

 

 

Adrian-Saxe gold swirl teapot with rock base

Golden glaze teapot with rock base – Adrian Saxe

 

 

 

Michael-Lucero,-Conquistador mas with a red teapot head

Michael Lucero,   ‘Conquistador’

 

 

 

Amy-Sanders-orange and brown deep textured teapot

Amy Sanders

Mud Fire Gallery

 

 

Chameleon pourer – Ardmore Ceramics

 

 

 

Long Neck Teapot – Carol Wedemeyer

 

The Art of Carol Wedemeyer

© 2017 The Art of Carol Wedemeyer All Rights Reserved.

Carol Wedemeyer constructing a ceramic teapot

Carol Wedemeyer

 

 

alexander-miroshnychenko ceramic teapot in turquoise and brown

Alexander Miroshnychenko

 

 

Leopard in a leopard skin boot teapot

‘Fit to a Tea’ is a teapot in the form of a leopard in a patterned boot – Meryl Ruth

2013

 

 

Geoffrey-Swindell-teardrop teapot

Geoffrey Swindell

 

 

 

Joanne-Russo teapot with geometric pattern in relief texture

Joanne Russo

 

 

 Judy and Larry Cunningham of California handcrafted gourd teapot with glass handle

Gourd teapot with glass handle   Judy and Larry Cunningham

California

 

 

 

rebeccalowery-on-Etsy green teapot

rebeccalowery on Etsy

 

 

John-Kellum ceramic teapot

John Kellum

 

Josie-Jurczenia red ceramic teapot with white underglaze sgaffito

Josie Jurczenia red teapot with white underglaze and scratching

 

 

Jake-Johnson-Teapot - pastel turquoise matt green

Jake Johnson – 2010

 

 

 

Kurt-Weiser-Adam-and-Eve and large bird teapot

Kurt Weiser  –  ‘Adam and Eve’ 

 

 

 

Panda eating bamboo teapot

Giant Panda munching bamboo teapot

 

 

Jane-Shellenbarger oriental style teapot

Jane Shellenbarger orental style tea/coffee pot

 

 

 

Judy-Weeden black and white geometric sgraffito teapot

Judy Weeden, Canada – ‘Memimage’ teapot

 

 

Karen-Portaleo-lady-with-child-and-pig-teapot

Karen Portaleo – lady holding child and pig teapot

 

 

 

Charming octopus wood teapot

Hand carved bass wood and acrylic paint. Kamm Foundation

 

 

-Lydia-Buzio ceramic teapot

‘Roofscape Teapot’ – Lydia Buzio

1991

 

 

Lana-Wilson blue with purple highlights teapot

Lana Wilson

 

 

Liz-Quackenbush teapot with blue spirals on white

Liz Quackenbush

 

 

 

Red Weldon Sandlin teapot with female figure lid

Red Weldon Sandlin

 

 

 

Tokumaru-Kyoko-white teapot

Tokumaru Kyoko

 

 

 

Meryl-Ruth..queen of hearts teapot

Meryl Ruth –  ‘The Queens Tea Yara’

photo Robert Diamonte

 

1785 teapot

Creamware taeapot – 1785

Britain

 

Gourd teapot with white rabbit motif on black and orange

Gourd teapot with glass handle –   Judy and Larry Cunningham

 

 

Michael-Lucero Head-with-Two-Curls-Teapot,

Michael Lucero – ‘Head with Two Curls Teapot’

 

 

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Nicholas Joerling

 

 

Noel-Bailey white gourd like teaspot

Noel  Bailey

 

 

 

Noi-Volkov-ceramics-Dali-teapot

Noi Volkov – Dali Don Quixote teapot

 

 

Pamela-MacGregor orange and black detail teapot

‘Not A Rusty Bucket’ – Pamela MacGregor

 

 

julia-Galoway ceramic teapot - blue glaze with geometric detailed panels

Julia Galloway

Schaller Gallery

 

 

Ray-Bub ceramic tubular teapot

Ray Bub

 

 

Lomonosov porcelain teapot

Russian Lomonosov teapot

 

 

Richard-Notkin pyramid teapot

Richard Notkin

 

 

 

Vadim-Malkin-teapot-green and brown glaze

Vadim Malkin

In my work I attempt to investigate a transcendental facet of life, to find a soulful meaning to everyday living and combine it with style and whimsy. My work reflects growth, change, and adaptation. Stemming from an idealistic perspective of childhood memories, I have found a fondness for the ceremonial aspects of the tradition of tea. This nightly ritual brings families and friends together as they lounge, sip, and discuss the day’s events and adversities.

 

 

 

 

Sencha ewer or export teapot in the form of bamboo with painting of the three creeds Fengan with tiger, Confucius, and Laozi – 19th Century

© Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 

 

 

Steel-Plated-Teapot Scott Dooley

Steel Plated Teapot – porcelain sculpture by Scott Dooley

 

 

 

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Helene Fielder Tea Pot Sculpture

 

 

 

Alice-DeLisle Tea Matron ceramic teapot

Alice DeLisle

 

 

German Meissen porcelain teapot

Meissan teapot in the shape of a peach, Germany 1725

 

 

Chandra-DeBuse lime green abstract pattern teapot

Chandra DeBuse

 

 

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Tom Coleman

Tom and Elaine Coleman Gallery

 

 

Tom-Hubert-flamboyant teapot

Tom Hubert

Hubert Ceramics

 

Vorobiev teapot

Vorobiev teapot

 

 

Whimsical-black-and-white-teapot

Sgraffito female face motif teapot

 Fuller Craft Museum Image by Mryipyop, via flickr

 

 

 

Xenia-Mitrokhin-teapot with psychedelic decoration

Xenia Mitrokhin

 

 

 

Richard Godfrey polychrome futuristic ceramic teapot

Raygun atomic futuristic teapot – Richard Godfrey

 

 

Meissen-porcelain teapot with swimming fish and sea serpent

Meissen porcelain ocean theme teapot

circa 1729-31

 

 

David-Bennett wood carved teapot in a sea horse form

‘Tea Horse’David Bennett

 

 

 

Dwo-Wen-Chen whinsical teapot

Whimsical teapot with wizard hat lid – Dwo Wen Chen

 

 

Sausage dog teapot by Meryl Ruth

Sausage dog teapot – Meryl Ruth

 

 

 

The Art of ‘ism’s

 

 

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Alfred Barr cubism and abstract art timeline chart (click to expand)

 

Early 20th century art movements

 

The timeline illustration above highlights a concentration of art movements and genres occurring over a few decades around the turn of the 20th century.  This chart was created by Alfred Barr, the first director from the Museum of Modern Art, NY for the 1936 exhibition Cubism and Abstract Art. Africanism, Orientalism and Aestheticism also fits into this period.
Artists during this remarkable era had an uncanny ability to conceive original designs and conceptualize movements that possessed radical innovations relative to the more staid and ornate excesses that had preceded them. Many of the artists encompassed numerous art mediums to define their styles and had a grandiose flair for expressing their art through various campaigns that included fashion, theater, advertising, interior decor and bold public promotion. From the outset they exuded a passionate belief in their artistic cause and an avid desire to share it. Manifestos, charters and collectives were formed to reinforce their beliefs.
The Italian futurists used public meetings to challenge and cajole fellow artists to abandon their attachment to classical styles and embrace new technology and avant-garde trends like cubism. The Russian constructivists shunned the easel arts as too bourgeois and promoted their movement with confrontational posters and radical set designs and costume in their theater and movies. The fauvists and the likes of Sonia Delaunay with her Orphism movement also adopted mediums that included ceramics, fashion, textile manufacturing and theater to define their style to great effect. The fauvists ignored ridicule from the critics and pushed forward with their agenda of vivid colours and lively brushstrokes.
As much as I would love to explore all the different genres for this post , I’m mainly concentrating on the ones that had a wide spread of mediums representing their unique styles.

 

 

‘The Muses’ – Maurice Denise

While attending the Academie Julian, Maurice Denise met fellow painters Pierre Bonnard and Paul Serusier. They, along with others like Paul Gaugin, established the avant-garde Nabi art form in 1890. Nabi in Hebrew means Prophet. These gentlemen found this to be the perfect description to what they knew would be the beginnings of a new expression. Though the men parted ways by 1900, the Nabi art form would remain and even influence future artists, which include the likes of Henri Matisse. Besides being a pioneer of the Les Nabi’s movement, his view of life helped lead to other art forms such as Abstract, Fauvism, and Cubism. He was also a member of the Symbolist Movement and Denis was among the first artists to insist on the flatness of the picture plane—one of the great starting points for modernism, as practiced in the visual arts. In 1898, he produced a theory of creation that found the source for art in the character of the painter: “That which creates a work of art is the power and the will of the artist.” Denis said that he was against academic art because it sacrificed emotion to convention and artifice, and was against realism because it was prose and he wanted music Above all he wanted beauty, which was an attribute of divinity.[7]

 

Aestheticism

 

The seeds of Aestheticism had begun in the 1860’s when a group of artists which included William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti decided to reform the design standards of the age and shed the pompous opulence. They seeked a new expression of beauty to counteract the materialism and uninspiring art of the Victorian era. Aesthetic painters such as Whistler, Leighton, Watts, Albert Moore and Burne-Jones focused more on a pure beauty with enhanced mood, form and exquisite colour harmonies. This influenced the decorative arts and promoted a wider interest and market for the decoration of houses, with more integrated themes in interior design attracting attention.
The increasing popularity of Aesthetic taste included furniture design, ceramics, domestic metalwork and textiles with artists such as Walter Crane, Aubrey Beardsley and Christopher Dresser gaining prominence. Exotic Eastern influences, reflecting opening trade, included Japanese, Chinese, and Islamic influences and characterised the eclectic styles of the Aesthetic movement dedicated to heightened beauty. Art pieces were created simply for their inherent beauty and didn’t need to be justified with any functional need or message.

This “cult of beauty” led to the creation of ‘artistic’ furniture and more sophisticated decoration. During this era, artists’ houses and their extravagant lifestyles became the object of public fascination and provoked an upheaval in the architecture and interior decoration of houses to satisfy the desire for beauty in everyday life.

 

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Theodore Deck, France

c.1900

 

 

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Peacock vase – Edward Lycett

1886-90

 

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Royal Worcester moon vase by Christopher Dresser

1878

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Covered floral vase – Edward Lycett

1889

 

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Worcester ‘Aesthetic Movement’ Monumental Vase and Feathers decoration

1880’s

 

 

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Two birds earthenware harger – John Bennett

1877

 

 

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Art Nouveau cyclamen vase – Oputa Millet

( France ) 1875 circa

 

Cubism

 

The Cubists challenged conventional forms of artistic representation, such as perspective, which had been the rule since the Renaissance. Pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braques at the beginning of the 20th century, it was a radical style that revolutionized modern art and introduced a new approach in perception that matched the rapidly emerging modern age. The abstract styles of Paul Cezanne and Africanist sculptures were also an initial influence.

 

 

Carlo-Carra cubist abstract of a women on a balcony

‘Woman on the Balcony’ – Carlo Carra

(1912)

 

 

 

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Alexander Archipenko ‘Medrano II’

1913

 

 

 

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Alexander Archipenko – ‘Nature Morte’ 

 

 

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Antoine Pevsner –  ‘Torso’-  Plastic and copper

1924-26, France

 

 

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‘Woman with Mandolin’  – Picasso

1909

 

 

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Art Deco style plate with cubist decoration – Schaffhauser Keramik  by Kaiser

1950’s

 

 

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Alexander Acarchipenko – ‘Two Women’

 

 

 

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‘Day and Night’ – Salvador Dali

Art Bronze, Inc, California

 

 

 

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Cubist nude female wall panel – Harris Strong

 

 

 

Constructivism  &  Suprematism

 

Constructivism originated in Russia at the beginning of 1919, and had an ongoing influence on art movements of the 20th century. A central figure in Russian Constructivism, Alexander Rodchenko, rejected the established artistic conventions of self-expression and aesthetics, dedicating himself with revolutionary fervour to bringing art to the masses. His wife Varvara Stepanova was also a major constructivist artist and designer in her own right who took to fashion to create simple and functional, yet aesthetically pleasing quotidian objects for the general public.

Driven by the ideal of new design, the Constructivists created cubist/abstract paintings, concerned with the placement and movement of objects in space and emphasizing dynamic diagonal compositions, favouring the colours of red and black for their radical art. Their prime objective was to bring “Art into Life” with the goal “to unite purely artistic forms with utilitarian intentions.”

 

 

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Soviet constructivist poster

“The Machine tool depots of the factories and plants await you. Let’s get industry moving.”

 

 

 

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Vadim Mellor costume design

 

 

 

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Russian fashion photographers Andrey Yakovlev and Lili Aleeva constructivist inspired fashion shoot

 

 

 

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 Silhouette of Factory Chimneys plate, Nina Zander

1919

 

 

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Alexandra Exter – costume design for female character in La Dama Duende phantom lady

The Mcnay

 

 

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Suprematism clock teapot

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg

 

 

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Kazimir Malevich Suprematist tea set – painted by Nikolai Suetin

 

 

 

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Alexandra Exter costume design for Oscar Wilde’s Salome

1917

 

 

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Russki teaset

 

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Alexandra Exter or Aleksandra Ekster, costume design. Her work, at first, were influenced by the geometric style of Cezanne , then by the cubism .

1924. Collection Lobanov-Rostovsky.

 

 

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Nikolai Suetin painted tea service

1924

 

 

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Alexander Rodchenko Costume Design for We

A. A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum

1919-1920

 

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Aelita constructivist set design, 1924

 

 

 

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Alexander Belcova

 

 

 

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Constructivist outfit – Varvara Stepanova

 

 

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 ‘Dancing Figures on a White Background’ – Varvara Stepanova

 

 

 

Futurism

 

The 1910 “Manifesto of the Futurist Painters”, was created by—Gino Severini, Giacomo Balla, Carlo Carrà, Umberto Boccioni and Luigi Russolo after they had aligned with original futurist Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Not renown for mincing their words it stated –

We are tired of the laziness of artists, who, ever since the sixteenth century, have endlessly exploited the glories of the ancient Romans. In the land where traditional aesthetics reigned supreme, new flights of artistic inspiration will emerge and dazzle the world with their brilliance.
We will fight with all our might the fanatical, senseless and snobbish religion of the past, a religion encouraged by the vicious existence of museums. We rebel against that spineless worshiping of old canvases, old statues and old bric-a-brac, against everything which is filthy and worm-ridden and corroded by time. We consider the habitual contempt for everything which is young, new and burning with life to be unjust and even criminal….

Their reactionary position was born out of a desire to pursue their art without restriction and unjust criticism and was probably needed to embrace the innovations of the new century and break the artistic stupor from the past. It’s hard to gauge how much influence the futurist cause had on the postwar explosion of modernist art in Italy, but I feel their input was influential.

 

 

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Futurist tea service – Nicola Diulgheroff

 

 

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Ceramic plate – Roman Suta

1924-28

 

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Giuseppe Mazzotti, Italy

 

 

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Sigismunds Vidbergs, plate «Aviation», 1926

Riga’s Porcelain Art. 1925–1940 – Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Riga

 

 

Giulio-D'Anna futurist painting

‘Senza Titola’  – Giulio D’Anna

1928

 

 

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Nicola Diulgheroff  – ‘La Madre’  (The Mother)

1930

Modern and Contemporary Art   Cambi Auction House

 

 

 

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Tullio Crali –  ‘Airplanes on the metropolis’

1926

Harmonic Inspirations

 

 

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Fortunato Depero futurist Vogue cover

1922

Cubo futurism – ‘Globe’ –   Krotkov Vassily

2012

 

 

 

 

Bauhaus modernism

 

The Bauhaus school in Germany was the first institution in Europe dedicated to realizing the achievements of the new arts for the purposes of human existence. It promoted radically simplified forms using rationality and functionality, and the idea that mass-production was reconcilable with the individual artistic spirit. It was conceived with the aim to create a “total” work of art where all arts including architecture, crafts and fine arts were merged. The Bauhaus style went on to become one of the most influential currents in Modernist design and Architecture.

The architect Walter Gropius, founder and director of the Bauhaus, was among the pioneers in the fight against entrenched historical forms. “Today’s scientific and technological advances will not become assimilated into general culture as long as humankind still lives under medieval conditions. The machine is still a foreign object in the houses of today; the documents of technological culture are still relegated to books atop fancy carved desks, radio music by the fireplace. The age demands a style, a common denominator for its visible phenomena.”  It was in operation from 1919 to 1933.

 

 

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Walter Gropius modernist chair

 

 

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Oskar Schlemmer Bauhaus das Triadische Ballet, 1922

The Triadic Ballet was a widely performed avant-garde artistic dance and while Schlemmer was at the Bauhaus from 1921 to 1929, the ballet toured, helping to spread the ethos of the Bauhaus.

 

 

 

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Bauhaus Schlemmer ballet figures

 

 

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Oskar Schlemmer, Spiral costume

 

 

 

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Wassily Kandinsky inspired costume – Julie Lavefve-ss-2012

 

 

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Oskar Schlemmer–Triadic Ballet

 

 

Fauvism

 

The early innovators of the Fauvist movement were Henri Matisse and André Derain, whose works emphasized painterly, spontaneous brush strokes and strident colors, while their subject matter had a high degree of simplification and abstraction. Fertile, bold colors were favoured over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism. Symbolist artist Gustave Moreau’s broad-mindedness, originality and affirmation of the expressive potency of pure color was inspirational for his students who included Henri Matisse who claimed, “He did not set us on the right roads, but off the roads. He disturbed our complacency.”
After viewing the boldly colored canvases of Henri Matisse, André Derain, Albert Marquet, Maurice de Vlaminck, Kees van Dongen, Charles Camoin, and Jean Puy at the Salon d’Automne of 1905, the critic Louis Vauxcelles disparaged the painters as “fauves” (wild beasts), which was the source of the movement name. The pictures gained considerable condemnation in the press—”A pot of paint has been flung in the face of the public” wrote the critic Camille Mauclair. The fauvists weren’t deterred by the condemnation and continued with their mission.
Another aesthetic influence for the early Fauvists was African sculpture, of which Vlaminck, Derain and Matisse were early collectors. The ceramic artist André Metthey was one of the first at this time to create pottery with fauvist imagery.

 

 

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‘The Moment Of Truth’ – Paul Gauguin

1892

 

 

 

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André Metthey / Maurice de Vlaminck Fauves vase

 

 

 

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André Derain, 1907

 

 

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Maurice de Vlaminck

 

 

 

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Andre Derrain – lidded vase with motif vegetal avec person

 

 

 

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Andre Metthey vase

1907 – 1909, Paris

 

 

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‘The Aloes in Bloom’, Cassis, Henri Charles Manguin (1874-1949), considered one of the founding fathers of Fauvism.

 

 

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André Derain – ‘Danseuse’

 

 

 

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Portrait No.1 – Joan Miro

 

 

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Joan Miro stoneware vase

1958

 

 

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Vase to baigneuses (bathers) by Raoul Dufy

 

 

 

 

Early 20th Century French Fauvist style vase, by possibly Edouard Cazaux

 

 

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Woman with Flowered Hat– Kees Van Dogen

1915-18

 

 

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Edouard Cazaux

 

 

 

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Baigneuses dans un Paysage (Bathers in a Landscape) – Andre Derain

 

 

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Fauvist Ceramic Exhibition

Shiodome Museum

 

 

 

Orphism or Orphic Cubism

 

Sonia Delaunay, who founded Orphism in 1911 with her husband Robert Delaunay, made costumes for ballet, theater, book illustrations, mosaics, stained glass, ceramics and textile design. The pair also devised another style known as simultaneism, which occurs when one design or element, when placed next to another, affects both pieces. Robert Delaunay’s background as a Fauvist artist was an obvious influence on their Orphism, which was characterized by the use of bright colors and geometric shapes.

 

 

sonia-delaunay-colors-abstraction-live-demais designed by lla Malomane

lla Malomane, one of Sonia Delaunay’s descendants, relaunched Sonia Delaunay’s fashion designs

Spring/Summer, 2014,

 

 

sonia-delaunay-limoges designed square ceramic bottle

Sonia Delaunay design for Limoges

 

 

delaunay and futurist style meets designer Salvatore Ferragamo

Designed by Salvatore Ferragamo, Italy

 

 

 

robert_delaunay_1938_rythme_n1_decoration_for_the_salon_des_tuileries_oil_on_canvas_musee_dart_moderne_de_la_ville_de_paris

Robert Delaunay –  ‘Rythme N1′ – oil on canvas

In Homage to Bleriot, the artist celebrated the new dynamism of the new industrial age by painting vibrating discs of color that simulate plane propellers in motion.

1938

 

 

‘Boule Colonials (French-Line)’ –  Stephane Gisclade

1920’s

 

 

KRISTIAN-SCHULLER

90 Days One Dream’ by Kristian Schuller

2011

 

 

De Stijl, Mondrian-ism

 

Mondrian cylindrical vase

Mondrian vase

 

christipher_kane mondrian style dress

Christopher Kane design

 

 

mid-century-ceramic-vase-west-germany-handmade-modern-handmade-mondrian-by-bay-keramik

West German Mid Century vase

 

 

Orientalism

 

 

romans-suta-austrumu-motivs-1925

Romans Suta

1925

 

Moderne – ism

 

 

this-carlton-ware-moderne-trio-in-matt-glaze-finish-is-an-example-of-the-moderne-or-streamline-style-that-evolved-as-part-of-art-deco-in-the-1930s

Carlton ware moderne trio

 

 

 

Surrealism

 

 

Doris-Vlasek-Hails,-Solitaire-surrealist-vase of a man playing cards

Doris Vlasek Hails, ‘Solitaire’

 

 

 

‘Moonmad’ – Max Ernst

1944

 

 

 

French Lucien Lelong, 1935

 

 

 

Pottery Arts Feed – innovative simplicity

 

 

navajo-Native-American-women displaying their pottery

Navajo Native American Indian pottery wares

 

 

 

Loading the kiln with large garden pots on a trolly - Cretan-Terracotta Pottery

A busy morning on the wheel – Cretan Terracotta Pottery

 

 

Pottery simplicity manifested

 

The basic pottery form, created on a spinning wheel, is a statement of simplicity. The imminent curved lines, that take shape by the manipulation of a clay mass in motion, reacting to a centrifugal force, creates a graceful and balanced dynamic. The union of a malleable substance with a primary force of nature, being transmuted to a solid form with fire, is one of the purest primordial combinations, manifesting a subtle reassurance of the elements. Maybe that’s why simple pottery objects hold such an eternal appeal. Variations of the wheel thrown forms serve as a constant reminder of the survival and sustenance of mankind and the endurance and consistency of this ancient art.
Leonardo da Vinci claimed that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Christian Dior also recognized its value through the refinement of his designs and realizing that simplicity is from where true elegance must come. Computer science pioneer Edsger Wybe Dijkstra claimed ‘“Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.” The challenge is to maximize the style while keeping superfluous detail to a minimum. The Mingei potters of Japan were mindful of mastering an aesthetic of simplicity, utility and timeless beauty. This refined ideal is still evident today and has had a pervasive influence globally on many contemporary ceramics.
A potter generally begins with a form of simple elegance, which I believe contributes to the unfolding of its design, then adds more detail if needed, whether it be further glazing, hand painting, carving or incision. Furthermore, instinct, restraint and choice of materials all contribute to the captivating permutations that are possible.. The pottery pieces here all highlight the depth and breadth of design and innovative simplicity in the ongoing evolution of the clay arts.

 

 

tonala-mexican-folk-art legged bowl

Tonala Mexican folk art tri-legged bowl

 

 

 

Martin-Puryear simple abstract sculpture

‘Verge’ – Martin Puryear

 

 

jacques-innocenti-ceramic

Jacques  Innocenti ceramic pichet, Vallauris

Gallerie Riveria

 

 

Accolay ceramic planter with mid century face motif

Accolay tri legged ceramic planter, France

 

 

adero--willard_jar orange and brown-yellow floral

Adero Willard lidded jar

 

 

Jess Carter ceramic cups

Jess Carter

 

 

Akira-Satake footed sake cup

Akira Satake sake cup

 

 

 

pottery speckled vase Bob Deane

Bob Deane – spiral ribbed vase

 

 

 

Andre-Metthey ceramic vase with foliate bands

Andre Metthey

 

 

 

Alan-Foxley abstract sculptural vase

Alan Foxley

 

 

 

Boleslaw-Danikowski,-red Ceramic-Table-Lamp

Boleslaw Danikowski,  Red ceramic table lamp

 

 

 

Kay Stratford green ceramic shell vase

Ceramic Shell 1 vase – Kay Stratford

 

 

stone pool textured vase 1 by Anne Goldman

‘Stone Pool’  by Anne Goldman

 

 

 

Brenda-Holzke-porcelian flared cup

Flared porcelain  cup — Brenda Holzke

 

 

Caroline-Chevalier orange lidded jar

Caroline Chevalier

 

 

Penelope-Withers ribbed asymmetrical bottles

Penelope Withers ribbed asymmetrical ceramic bottles

 

 

Chantal-Césure--blue on white lidded jar

Chantal Césure – blue on white lidded jar

 

 

Baluster jar with flared rim by Chris Luther

Baluster vase – Chris Luther

Seagrove Potters of Historic Busbee Rd

 

 

 

Claude Conover-Tall-ceramic-bottle vessel,

”Toltec”  –  Claude Conover tall Mid Century ceramic vessel

 

 

Latex resist design bowl by Clyde Burt

Clyde Burt ceramic bowl with latex resist design

 

 

 

Morino-Taimei-rust-red glaze vase oval shape with flat sides

Morino Taimei, Japan

 

 

David Frith tall vase

Large bottle vase – David Frith, UK

13 inches height

 

 

Diny Timmers ceramic sculptural portal vessel

Diny Timmers ceramic sculptural vessel

 

 

Classic still life presented with ceramics by George Segal

‘Classic Still Life’ – George Segal

1990

Museum of Arts and Design, NY

 

 

Eileen-Goldenberg Ceramic-Sgraffito vase with white figure on black

Eileen Goldenberg Ceramic Sgraffito vase, tumbler

San Francisco

 

 

Emile Jacques Ruhlmann elegant art deco vase with pink floral design

Emile Jacques Ruhlmann Art Deco  vase

 

 

Eric Astoul -ceramic sculptural form

Eric Astoul

 

 

Ernst-Wahliss,-Wien-&-Turn-Teplitz ceramic dancer

Ernst Wahliss, Wien & Turn Teplitz ceramic dancer figurine

 

 

 

ceramic-white-sculpture-Nicholas-Lees

‘Exposition 3’ sculpture by Nicholas Lees

 

 

Navajo pottery vase with figure motif

Santo Domingo Pueblo Pottery Vase  Ken and Irene White

 

 

FISCHER-Michèle carved pottery vase

Michèle Fischer footed sgraffito vase

 

 

 

Jasmina-Ajzenkol ceramic sculptural vessel - turquoise and ochre glaze

Jasmina Ajzenkol

 

 

 

black and white sgraffito platter by stoneware-GravesCo---etsy

‘Ladies Toasting’  – Large Serving Platter—Handmade sgraffito carved ceramic

stoneware-GravesCo—etsy

 

Henri-Laurens,-Tete-de-Femme sculpture female bust

Henri Laurens, – ‘Tete de Femme’Z sculpture

 

 

 

Isles-of-Scilly-Studio crab plate

Isles of Scilly Studio Pottery Crab Bowl Glazed Earthenware

 

 

jaque_barely set of wall plates with matching lamp base

 Barely Bowl Set – Jan Jacque -ceramic wall art

 

 

Jean-Mayadon-baluster-vase with green figures

Art Nouveau vase – Jean Mayodon

 

 

 

Remi Bonhert ceramic bottle vessel

Remi Bonhert

 

 

 

 

Glpb-vessel with white horses decoraion-Psolo-Stacciou

Globular luster glaze vessel with white horse motifs -Psolo Stacciou

 

 

Massive-Rhoda-Hepner-female torso Ceramic-Vessel

Massive female torso ceramic vessel – Rhoda Hepner

 

 

Stoppered ceramic bottle by Fantoni

Mid Century ceramic decanter with stopper – Marcello Fantoni

 

 

 

Koroit opal from queensland

Koroit Opal – Queensland

 

 

Paul-Louis-Mergier-ovoid-vase

Paul Louis Mergier ovoid vase – copper, silver and brass

 

 

 

Homer Brown Wassi Art African Lady vase

 African Lady vase – Homer Brown Wassi Art

 

 

 

Pre-Columbian-Colima-Seated-Terracotta Figure

Pre Columbian Colima seated terracotta figure

 

 

 

Gareth-Mason-porcelain-abstract vase

‘Pressure Ridge’ – Gareth Mason

 

 

Richard-Zane-Smith---‘Edge-and-Flow’ vessel with dynamic line decorations

‘Edge and Flow’  – Richard Zane Smith

 

 

 

Spherical-vase with abstract geometric pattern with frosted and clear glass

Boris Lacroix,  Spherical Art Deco vase with frosted and clear glass in an abstract cubist pattern

 

 

Richard Zane Smith—Blue Rain Gallery—Santa Fe

 

 

Seaman's-Bank-for-Savings-1940s-McCoy

Ceramic Seaman’s Bank for Savings

1940s McCoy

 

 

 

Sander Wassink and Olivier Van Herpt adaptive manufacture vessel

Sander Wassink and Olivier Van Herpt – textured vessel created with adaptive manufacturing

 

 

 

William-Marshall ceramics

William Marshall -glazed  ceramic bottle

 

 

The-Guitar-Henri-Laurens cubist sculpture- blue, white and brown

‘The Guitar’ – Henri Laurens

 

 

 

Sharon Stelter abstract ceramic Zebra sculpture

Sharon Stelter  ‘Zebra’ 

 

 

Joan Miro ceramic vase

Joan Miro

Kirsten-Holm charcoal ceramic vessel

Kirsten Holm

 

 

melanie-ferguson ceramic sculpture vessel

Melanie Ferguson

 

Shamai Sam Gibsh  Sttoneware Terra Sigillata

Shamai Sam Gibsh  – ‘Bodyblaze #22’

Stoneware Terra Sigillata and lustres

 

 

This post is a continuation of  ‘Daily Pottery Art Feed extended‘, with regular updates

 

 

 

Art Deco in the movies

 

 

actress Ann Sothern with circus acrobat on horde statue

Ann Sothern and circus acrobat on horse statue – 1939

 

 

Art Deco,  Style Moderne meets Hollywood

 

The Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925, had a major impact on the launch of Art Deco, including its name, which was derived from Arts Décoratifs. Art Deco was aligned with both luxury and modernity; combining expensive materials and exquisite craftsmanship adapted to modernistic forms. The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (1910-1913), by Auguste Perret was the first landmark Art Deco building completed in Paris. The Art Deco architectural style, although called Style Moderne in France, was not purely modernist but it had many features of modernism, including reinforced concrete, glass, steel, chrome, and like modernism, it rejected traditional historical models.

 

 

art deco design by Emile Jacques Ruhlmann

1925 interior of the Grand Salon of the Arts Decoratifs Expo – design by Emile Jacques Ruhlmann

 

Le Corbusier, a student of Augeste Perret, exhibited his purely modernist Esprit Nouveau pavilion at the 1925 Paris Exposition and the USSR had a pavilion featuring the flamboyant futurist style of Konstantin Melnikov. Hollywood designer Cedric Gibbons was also in attendance, and the event provoked an upheaval in movie set design. He brought back with him many of the room designs he had seen there and incorporated them into the MGM films he worked on. Gibbons’s designs were idealized images of a life of luxury and style and the huge cinema audiences were mesmerized and ready to escape into this lavish reality of opulence, especially during WWII and the Depression. At the time this style was known as Art Moderne in the USA, but later became labelled as Art Deco. This radical style of future living was widely embraced and emulated in mainstream decor trends and interior designs.

The evolution of Art Deco was closely connected with the rise in status of decorative artists. This was also reinforced by the Paris department stores who recruited artists like Louis Vuitton, René Lalique, and Louis Cartier to design products in a modern style to compliment their fashion ranges.This was a major influence on the costume designs and chic aura created in Hollywood in the 20’s and 30’s. The screen sirens responded to their elegant and serene surroundings with smoldering, sultry, seductive personas filled with elusive mystique which further enhanced the desirability.

 

Cedric Gibbons art deco movie set

‘The Wonder of Women’ (1929) Art Direction by Cedric Gibbons. Demetre Chiparus figurine on the coffee table

 

The convergence of the many influences within Art Deco were on display. Futuristic, streamlined forms, angular geometric Cubist shapes and bold Fauvist colours combined with exotic designs that included Persian, Japanese, Egyptian, Mayan and African. The clean stylized lines and geometric details translated seamlessly into the black and white medium of the movies.
Cedric Gibbons had replaced the Russian designer Erte at MGM, who had struggled with translating his creative vision into practical set designs. Gibbon’s architectural finesse and design innovation was tastefully complimented by amazing decorative objects and contributed to defining the visual aesthetic of this era, which is my main interest in this article. Glamorous elegance abounded with polished floors, mirrored surfaces, walnut panels, chrome highlights and art deco sculptures and light fixtures.
The studios employed some of the finest photographers at the time, who created images that did true justice to the stunning sets and actors, which is featured here. They vividly captured the essence of this charismatic era with a timeless beauty.

 

 

Rene Lalique etched glass sculpture

‘Oiseau de_Feu’ –  René Lalique

Dayton Art Institute

 

 

Una-Merkel-in the movie Private-Lives

Una Merkel in the movie Private Lives – ScreenDeco

Orientalist statue by ?

 

 

 

Angelo Basso Art Deco La Luna Sculpture Bronze female nude sculpture

 Art Deco ‘La Luna’ Sculpture – Angelo Basso

 

 

 

Alice-Faye-1935 with black cat sculpture on a pedestal

Alice Faye with black cat sculpture

1935

 

 

Robert-Montgomery-with Art Deco scotty dog

Robert Montgomery

 

 

Ann-Harding-hollywood-actress

Ann Harding

 

 

 

Dolores-Del-Rio-face of Art Deco

Mexican actress Dolores Del Rio who was married to Cedric Gibbons. She was known as the face of Art Deco.

 

Dolore’s beauty wisdom:

“Take care of your inner beauty, your spiritual beauty, and that will reflect in your face. We have the face we created over the years. Every bad deed, every bad fault will show on your face. God can give us beauty and genes can give us our features, but whether that beauty remains or changes is determined by our thoughts and deeds.” ~ Dolores del Rio

“Exercise, diet, beauty treatments– these things are all a complete waste of time because everyone must get older. If women were more sensible they would cease going to beauty parlors for facials and would instead lie down quietly in the peace of their bedrooms for the same length of time and arise more beautiful in face and more peaceful in spirit. The fact that I’m aging makes me a part of life, a part of the bigger scheme of existence… It is my mind, not my body, that I am trying to preserve, because it is through the mind that I can stay young.” ~ Dolores del Rio, 1964

 

“The two most beautiful things in the world are the Taj Mahal and Dolores del Río.” –George Bernard Shaw

 

 

delores del rio in long floral gown

Dolores del Rio in ‘I Live For Love’

 

 

Ann-Sothern and white female figurine statue

Ann Sothern

 

 

 

The art deco interior of a house which served as the set for the film ‘Our Modern Maidens’, with a sweeping staircase leading from the lounge area. Art direction Cedric Gibbons, MGM

 

 

 

art deco future movie

Futuristic ‘Things To Come’ – 1936

 

 

 

Art-deco-tablelamp-by-Pierre-le-Faguay, Kneeling female sculpture figure

Art deco tablelamp – Pierre le Faguays, signed Guerbe ( pseudonym)

 

 

 

paramouont theatre Oakland

Art Deco Paramount theater. Oakland

 

 

 

Egyptian Art Deco in Hollywood

 

 

Demetre-Chiparus-art-deco-female figure sculpture

Art Deco dancer –  Demetre Chiparus

 

 

Frankenstein-holding maiden

‘The Bride Of Frankenstein’, 1935

 

 

 

Carole lombard with winking greek bust sculpture

Carole Lombard publicity still for ‘Rhumba’, 1935

 

 

 

Spirit-of-the-Centennial-statue-at-Fair-Park-in-Dallas,

Spirit of the Centennial statue at Fair Park in Dallas, 1936.

Designed by Raoul Josett and Jose Martin. Carlo Ciampaglia designed the mural behind the statue.

 

 

 

-Josef-Lorenzl.--stylish-lady-sculpture in gold gown

‘Chryselephantine Lady’ –  Josef Lorenzl.

 

 

 

 

Carole-Lombard with nude figure sculpture

Carole Lombard

 

 

Carole-Lombard-hollywood-actress

Carole Lombard

 

 

 

art deco lobby for GrandHotel

Grand Hotel, 1932

In the book Designing Dreams: Modern Architecture in the Movies, author Donald Albrecht writes, “Circles are prominent in every aspect of the Grand Hotel’s design– an appropriate image for the spinning-wheel-of-fortune scenario. The circular motif appears in the hotel’s round, multilevel atrium with open balconies, in the continually revolving doors, and in ornaments on balcony railings. It also appears in the round reception desk, which acts as a pivot for the curving shots that follow the movement of the film’s characters, who travel across the black-and-white floor like pawns in a chess game. Movie plot and architecture have seldom been so closely harmonized.”

 

 

Art Deco fire screen

Art deco fire screen with Art Nouveau floral motif -Rose Iron Works of Cleveland

1930

 

 

 

Claudette-Colbert in harlequin costume

Claudette Colbert

 

 

 

Claudette-Colbert on a throne as Celopatra

Cleopatra – Claudette Colbert

 

 

 

Claudette Colbert in ‘The Sign of the Cross’

Directed by Cecil B Demille  1932

 

 

Corinne Griffith. Lilies of the Field (1924)

Corinne Griffith. ‘Lilies of the Field’ (1924)

 

 

 

Bronze sculpture figure – Erte

 

 

 

Elissa-Landi at huge white fire place

Elissa Landi and monumental sculptured fireplace

 

 

 

Fay-Wray posing with white art deco sculpture

Fay Wray

Photo Ray Jones

 

 

Flying Down To Rio dance scene

‘Flying Down To Rio’ dance scene, 1933

 

 

 

French-Art-Deco-reclining females with large fans Bookends

French Art Deco fan dancer bookends

 

 

 

Genevieve-Tobin posing with white art deco bust

Genevieve Tobin and a white art deco bust

 

 

Eleanor-Powell dancing with sailors

 

Eleanor Powell in ‘Born to Dance’

1936, directed by Roy Del Ruth

 

 

 

Genevieve-Tobin-in art deco set

Genevieve Tobin

 

 

 

Giant-piano-set-from-King-of-Jazz movie

Giant piano set with 4 piano players and orchestra from the movie ‘King of Jazz’

1930

 

 

 

Czech-Deco geometric-cut-glass-design-and-ruby-overlay-trim

Art Deco spherical vase with geometric cut glass design and ruby overlay trim – Continental (Czechoslovakia)

 

 

 

GRreta Garbo hollywood mystique

Greta Garbo – ‘Mata Hari’

 

 

Grace-Bradley-chatting on the phone

Grace Bradley under a cubist Xmas tree

 

 

Helen-Twelvetrees posing with to art deco figure sculptures

Helen Twelvetrees

 

 

Jean-Harlow-Waylande Gregory art deco statue

Jean Harlow – Theo Vos art deco statue ( see below)

 

 

 

Theo-Vos---Ballerina---c.-1927---white porcelain statue

Art Deco white porcelain ‘Ballerina’ statue by Theo Vos for the German ‘Hutschenreuther Porcelain’

height 37cm  c.1927

Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, Salamanca

 

 

 

ODYV-French-Art-Deco mantle clock with black panther figures

ODYV French Art Deco mantle clock with gold panthers

Chateau Antiques

 

 

Joan-Bennett-movie actress

Joan Bennett, ‘She Couldn’t Take It’

1935

 

 

 

Joan Marsh posing in a bathing suit

Joan Marsh

 

 

Art Deco panel

French Art Deco screen – A Soleau

Table—Jules Leleu   Chairs—Andre Arbus

 

 

 

Joan Marsh posing with beach ball

Joan Marsh

 

 

Josephine Baker sitting on tiger skin rug

Josephine Baker

Also see Josephine Captivates The Jazz Age

 

 

Juliette-Compton with art deco panel

Juliette Compton

 

 

masked Kay-Johnson-in-Madam-Satan

Kay Johnson in ‘Madam Satan’

 

 

Aelita: ‘Queen of Mars’

Russia 1924

 

 

 

Art-Deco-bronze-and-ivory-figure-by-J-Ulrich

Art Deco bronze and ivory figure – J Ulrich

 

 

 

Lois-Moran-1939

Lois Moran

Photo George Hurrell, 1931

 

 

Carole-Lombard pouring a cocktail

Carole Lombard

 

 

 

Loretta-Young in long black evening gown

Loretta Young

 

 

 

Marguerite-Chapman with black sculpture head bust

Marguerite Chapman

 

 

Mark-Stevens-and-Cathy-Downs,

Mark Stevens and Cathy Downs in ‘The Dark Corner’, 1946

 

 

 

Raymond-Léon-Rivoire-Women-with-Hound-1920

Raymond Léon Rivoire – ‘Women with Hound’

France, 1920

 

 

Ruggero Alfredo Michahelles: ‘La Quadriga’, 1929,

 

 

Merna-Kennedy with tall black cubist statue

Merna Kennedy with tall Cubist Deco statue

 

 

Monkey-Business---Marx-Brothers playing saxaphones

Marx Brothers saxophone quartet in ‘Monkey Business’

 

 

Myrna-Loy with a black cat sculpture

Myrna Loy

 

 

 

Myrna-Loy with mirror refkection

Myrna Loy

 

 

 

Night-Owls-with-Laurel-&-Hardy

‘Night Owls’ – Laurel & Hardy

1930

 

 

 

Norma-Shearer-in-The-Divorcèe

Norma Shearer in ‘The Divorcèe’ directed by Robert Z.Leonard

1930

 

 

Rene Buthaud-ovoid vase with art deco motif of a naked Europa riding a bull

Rene Buthaud – ovoid vase with a naked Europa riding a bull

 

 

 

Our-Dancing-Daughters vintage movie

Art Deco Jazz Age movie, ‘Our Dancing Daughters’, 1928

 

 

Our Modern Maidens

Our Modern Maidens, 1929

 

 

Rita-Flynn in Art Deco movie set

Rita Flynn

 

 

 

Ruth-Taylor in-Gentlemen-Prefer-Blondes

Ruth Taylor  in ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’

1928

 

 

Pâte de Verre, Figure designed by Marcel Bouraine

Pâte de Verre, Figure designed by Marcel Bouraine for Gabriel Argy Rousseau

c.1920

 

 

 

Jean-Harlow-in-'Platinum-Blonde'-1931

Classic Art Deco fireplace – Jean Harlow in ‘Platinum Blonde’

1931

 

Speed_-_Harriet_Frishmuth art deco figure sculpture

‘Speed’ – Harriet Frishmuth

 

 

 

art deco movie The Hatchet Man

‘The Hatchet Man’

1932

 

The_Sign_of_Cross

‘The Sign of Cross’ – Cecil B DeMille

1932

 

 

 

Max-Le-Verrier-art deco-bookends

Max Le Verrier Art Deco bookends