Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tamara de Lempicka

What do you think of when hearing about the "roaring twenties"?
Arts décoratifs, the great Gatsby and flapper dresses, the prohibition, the Jazz Age, the Charleston and gangsters bien sur.

The decade brought us not only the Chrysler Building but the first ever female painter superstar who inspires me  and others a lot: Tamara De Lempicka.

Some of you might never heard from her, but you most certainly have seen her paintings on posters and  Art Deco prints.

I love her selfportret- Tamara driving a Bugatti and la Fille en Vert below.

De Lempicka was born Maria Gorska in Poland to a wealthy family. Her life and lifestyle brought her first to Switzerland, St. Petersburg, Paris over Hollywood, where she becomes the favorite artist of the Hollywood stars to Mexico where she dies in 1980.

She painted them all- the rich, the successful, the best... and with many she also slept.

A beautiful and talented woman, ahead of her time: i can see where Lady Gaga get her inspiration from too..


  1. Oooh I love this painter and her fantastic style. You are right she is so inspiring!