Art deco 1920's Georges Barbier watercolor painting with fantastic period details used as illustration for a book - attributed to Barbier. There's a lot going on in this painting which may have been an advertising piece for magazine spread or for a book. The sumptuous backdrop is only surpassed by the many period dressed men and women who look to be leaving a party. I found my item #261235 on the back dust cover Madeleine Ginsburg's book called Paris Fashions: The Art Deco Style of the 1920's, the inside jacket reads "..... the inside dust jacket reads: A selection of French fashion plates of the 1920s by the famous artist Georges Barbier. The elegance of line and delicacy of colouring the costume designs in the contest of witty subject pieces, dramatic scenes romantic idylls and both period and contemporary settings" (see last photo.) Very animiated poses and a chauffer driven limousin delivering more guests. The colors are great and I would strongly suggest enlarging the photos to view the fine detail including the gargoyles on the building and the bronze sculplture of what look like Blackamoor. Exceptional piece ready for framing along or as a great display with the other that I have from this great unknown artist (piece is not signed) but obviously a great talent. http://etext.virginia.edu/bsuva/artdeco/lecture2.html
2.7. George Barbier, "Au revoir" (1924), engraved by H. Reidel, in Barbier's Le bonheur du jour, ou les grâces à la mode (Paris: Jules Meynial, [1920-24]), plate 16. Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
CONDITION: The condition is excellent with no damage, repairs or fading.
SIZE: The image is 12 1/8 inches by 8 1/2 done on heavy artists paper.
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From the first time I watched a classic movie as a young girl, and watched Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new. What you see in my shop is my personal collection. Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.