Characteristics of Art Deco

Beginnings & Characteristics

  • The Art Deco design movement began in the 1920’s and continued through the mid-1940’s
  • Evolution of previous prevailing styles – Art Nouveau and influenced by Cubism
  • Heavily reliant on repetitive geometric designs
  • Bold colors with rich wood and gold-tone metal accents
  • Objects were designed with relative simplicity in mind with an admiration for the Modern Age of machine-made objects with streamlined silhouettes
  • Juxtaposition of Man-made objects and objects found in Nature
  • Art Deco design can be found all aspects of everyday life from utilitarian objects in the home to fashion and jewelry, advertising and more

Art Deco Architecture

                       

Art Deco Furniture

                             

Art Deco Fashion

                             

Art Deco Jewelry 

                             

Art Deco Art & Artist

René Crevel

         

Emma Childs

                   

Tamara de Lempicka