Exhibit de Lempicka
Inspired by Tamara de Lempicka
Art Museum Collection Series
14 x 28 inches Oil on Canvas
This painting took soooo long to complete!
There are 12 characters and all detailed.
Then, when a wide painting like this is photographed for some reason the photo
arches when it is downloaded. This arching causes slight distortion and a
slight bow in the middle which then changes the perspective and makes some things
like the frames look crooked. I assure you that every frame is straight on the original
painting. This Has been an ongoing issue with my photography, especially on the
large still life paintings that I do for the UK gallery. If I have any fans that are
photographers I would appreciate any advise how to solve this issue.
My camera is a Sony DSR1 and I am on a mac.
I love de Lempicka. She was way ahead of her time with her work. I thought it
would be fun to do a preparation of a de Lempicka exhibt. Can you imagine
what they go through with hanging an exhibit? Just the care in handling the
work to insure no damage of such large works with frames must be a task.
Everything is handles with white gloves as you see here with each person
handling a painting. Some day I hope to see a "Tamara de Lempicka Exhibit."
Tamara de Lempicka (Łempicka) (May 16, 1898–March 18, 1980), born Maria Górska in Warsaw , in partitioned Poland was a Polish Art Deco painter and "the first woman artist to be a glamor star."
Lempicka is best known for her Art Deco-styled portraits. Sexy, bedroom-eyed women in stylish dress are rendered in haunting poses. Perhaps it was her own dramatic life mirrored in her art. Married twice to wealthy, she moved from her native Poland to Russia, and then to Paris. In 1918, she studied painting at the Academe de la Grand Chaumiere, and was privately tutored by Maurice Denis.
In 1925 she exhibited her works at the first Art Deco show in Paris. She moved to America in 1939 with her second husband, Baron Raoul Kuffner. Her works appeared exclusively at many galleries and museums, but her artistic output decreased. In 1960 she changed her style to abstract art and began creating works with a spatula. After her husband died in 1962 she ceased painting and moved to Mexico.