Two Outstanding Art Deco Pastels by Florence Taylor Humphreyberg
Here we have (on consignment) two outstanding Art Deco Pastels by Florence Taylor Hunphreyberg. Each framed In a Gold Brush finish frames and yellow mats. Both have some foxing and damages (see Pictures for close up). These were framed in the present condition. These can be professionally restores and are very striking works.
Each Pastel measures 10.5 by 17.5 inches, framed with Plexiglas and measure 19.5 by 25 inches. NOT examined out side of the frames. Each is signed and dated.
Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s and into the World War II era. The style influenced all areas of design, including architecture and interior design, industrial design, fashion and jewelry, as well as the visual arts such as painting, graphic arts and film. The term "art deco" was coined in 1966, after an exhibition in Paris, 'Les Années 25' sub-titled Art Deco celebrating the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) that was the culmination of style moderne in Paris. At its best, art deco represented elegance, glamour, functionality,and modernity. Art deco's linear symmetry was a distinct departure from the flowing asymmetrical organic curves of its predecessor style art nouveau; it embraced influences from many different styles of the early twentieth century, including neoclassical, constructivism, cubism, modernism and futurism and drew inspiration from ancient Egyptian and Aztec forms. Although many design movements have political or philosophical beginnings or intentions, art deco was purely decorative.
Art deco experienced a decline in popularity during the late 1930s and early 1940s, but had a resurgence during the 1960s.
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