Tamara de Lempicka was famous for being ‘the first woman artist to be a glamour star’. The Polish artist was as admired in person as she was for her beautiful Art Deco paintings. A regular on the Hollywood party scene, she mingled with the world’s most stylish and powerful people. Her social standing made her a popular portrait artist, painting everyone from grand dukes to kings and queens.
Much of Tamara de Lempicka’s work is inspired by her time in bohemian Paris during the Roaring Twenties and her love of the cubism style of painting. Her figures have distinctive angular features and she loved to enhance the contrasts between light and shade to create bold, vivid paintings. Tamara de Lempicka art is a whirlwind of colours, shapes and glamour – just like her social life! Step into her world and discover how the other half lived.
Tamara de Lempicka painted people for the most part. And with her party lifestyle, she met plenty of them to inspire her. Her portraits are often of high society characters, such as the moody ‘Marquis Sommi’ and the casually androgynous ‘Portrait of the Duchess of La Salle’.
Her paintings have a relaxed atmosphere, with her subjects often lounging in comfortable poses or sporting various states of undress. This all contributes to the intimate feel of Tamara de Lempicka prints. Some of her most famous works are her nudes. The sensual embrace in ‘Adam and Eve’ would add a great touch of romance to a bedroom, while ‘The slave’ has a far more risqué appeal.
If you prefer a fully-clothed subject, you’ll also find portraits featuring the fashions of the Art Deco period. We love the elegant ‘Young lady with gloves’ and the gossiping girls in their fabulous hats in ‘Sharing Secrets’.
Prints this glamorous deserve to look their best. Create an authentic gallery finish by printing onto stretched cotton canvas and framing in an elegant floating frame. Enhance the intense contrast in many Tamara de Lempicka paintings by printing onto slender Alu-Dibond for a rich, colourful effect, or add a little glossiness to the dazzling world she portrays by printing onto sleek acrylic glass.
Prints with a high proportion of white look great printed onto lightweight Forex foam board, and don’t forget our affordable but high-quality photo paper if you want an A-list finish on a budget.