Tamara came and went,
a beauty too refined
for this world to long cherish
Celebrating women this week in honor of Internatinal Women’s Day, March 8, 2020!
Artist, socialite, fashion icon, Tamara de Lempicka, lit up the art world in the 1920s with her unique brand of Art Deco styling. Many critics dismissed her, some even to this day, but her works continue to shine and inspire.
This particular work, “Green Veil”, painted somewhere in the early 1920s (probably 1924), shows some of her techniques. The influences of Cezanne, and Cubism, the bold brush strokes, the almost sculpture like design of the face, all exhibit the type of styling Lempicka used at this point in her career.
For those who might be interested, I created a letter size print based on this painting, that quite frankly, came out better than I anticipated. You can check it out here: