Cinema & The Arts as Sermons: Art Deco Illustration


Video from pete beard


"If you've already seen this video feel free to ignore this new HD version. It's a bit shorter, the music track is quieter and I've taken out a couple of mis-placed images. It's also got subtitles if you need them. Otherwise it's the same. These are the artists mentioned in case you're interested... Julius Klinger, Lucian Bernhard, Ludwig Hohlwein, George Barbier, Erté (Romain de Tirtoff), John Held, José Carlos, Fortunato Depero, René Magritte, Einar Nerman, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Joyce Mercer, Dorothy Lathrop, Vladimir Lebedev, Frank Newbould, Tom Purvis, Leo Marfurt, Roger Broders, A. M. Cassandre." from video introduction.


What Is Art Deco?

"Sometimes referred to as simply “Deco”, Art Deco was an art style that was characterized by vivid colors and daring geometry that led to extremely luxurious and detailed artworks. As a visual arts style that incorporated both elements of architecture and design, Art Deco first appeared in France just before the start of World War One. However, this movement was only announced to the public in 1925 at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, which was loosely based around the concept of the World’s Fair..." from the article: Art Deco – A Summary of the Art Deco Era


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