French Art Deco

Now that I have to spend days in my office again I’ve begun going through all the many art books I’ve accumulated in the last 18 months but was unwilling to port home. Today’s book was French Art Deco, a survey of the period based on items in the Met’s collection. Below are some favorites. The Met’s website is cruel about even increasing the size of images but the book’s listing at least links all the items featured.

Séraphin Soudbinine’s Fortissimo and Piannismo screens – which remind me of early Sienese painting.

This Robert Lallemant vase which draws on Chinese predecessors while also looking very Bladerunner:

Armand-Albert Rateau’s dressing table and (not featured) matching hand mirror:

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