2.09.2013

erte

harpers bazar 1920harpers bazar 1923pearlssampsonanddelilahdiva womenwithwingscloakoj hofer bloghat 

via martin lawrence galleries and erte.com

born romain de tirtoff 1892 st petersburg, russia. took root in paris in 1912 and grew into one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. a lifetime of design left an enormous body of work for theatre, film, and fashion. the man designed every cover of harpers bazaar for twenty two years. he created original costumes and sets for the silver screen and the stage, he designed high fashion, and at the age of seventy five began sculpting in bronze and serigraphy. known as the father of art deco of which he says ‘is the confluence of cubism and art nouveau’ a  

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