Monday, April 10, 2006

John Vassos, "The Department Store", 1929

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John Vassos, "The Department Store", illustration from Ruth Vassos, Contempo, New York, 1929.

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Scanned from "Art Deco 1910-1939" edited by Charlotte Benton, Tim Benton and Chislaine Wood.


jtk said...

Thats very impressive. Vassos did some great stuff.

M said...

Some seventies' design seems to me a little reminiscent of art deco, like this one (stripes of colours side by side in degradé, etc.)

Chad said...

Vassos' earlier works are superb. I have a painting of his from the 70s which shows a slight stylistic, but not a significant conceptual, progression in the artist's career. The last poster hit on truth when they said the art of the 70s sometimes mimics art deco.

M said...

Even some of the fashion in the 70s was revivalist. You saw a bit of a come back of Art Nouveau, and some homages to the flappers. Ah, I would love to dress like a flapper. :) Happy holidays, Chad, thanks for stopping by, and good luck with your career.

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