Fabulous Art Deco gilt bronze figure of a young beauty representing Eve holding an apple in a coy pose, signed H Keck fec to base, raised on a rouge marble stepped base
Height: 20 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Gilt Bronze
Honoré Charles Keck, Austrian, 1875 to 1941 ~ A major sculptor of the Art Deco period his works demonstrate the transition period between Art Nouveau and the new decorative movement.
The Art Deco Period
The Art Deco Period: although Art Deco derives its name from the great 1925 Paris Exhibition, ‘L’Exposition Internatlionale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes’, the term is now generally applied to the typical artistic productions of the 1920’s and 1930’s. It might best be characterised as an attempt to unite arts with industry, embracing the machine age and repudiating the old antithesis of ‘Fine’ and ‘Industrial’ art. The sources of the Art Deco movement include Egyptian and Mayan Art, Cubisim, Fauvism and Expressionism, heavily influencing the chief force underlying all Art Deco with the emphasis upon geometric patterns.