A captivating Art Deco gilt bronze and hand carved ivory figure of an attractive beauty in a reclining position riding some sea waves. The surface with excellent hand chased detail and fine colour, raised on a green Brazilian green onyx base, signed G Omerth
Height: 23 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Cold Painted Bronze & Onyx
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.