Art Déco


The "Art Déco" is not easy to define, and the best way to do it is wider than sticking on it a mere artistic style label; so, it can be explained as a sophisticated trend taste that came out once the decline of the "Liberty" style, from which inherited some features, was already real. Décos core was mainly in France and Middle Europe, between the tens and the thirties of the former century.

The Déco took first inspiration from the cubism pictorial current, putting away the roundnesses and sinuosities of both feminine figures and floral ornaments, formerly very often joined with gentle insects such as dragonflies, and setting forward geometric lines, stylized human figures as well as naturalistic traits bearing contrasting colours.

The "Art Déco" reached the height of its success at the "Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes" held in Paris in 1925, thanks also to artists such as Réne Lalique and Romain de Tirtoff called Erté.