The next challenge is to make a quilt influenced by Art Deco.
The term Art Deco refers to a style that spanned the boom of the roaring 1920s and the bust of the Depression-ridden 1930s. It affected all forms of design, from the fine and decorative arts to fashion, film, photography, transport and product design. The name Art Deco was taken from Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratives et Industrials Modernes held in Paris in 1925.
I have a book on Art Deco Textiles which mentions...
Techniques: Cubism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Futurism, Modernism, Pochoir
Artists: Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Derain, Dufy, Kokoschka, Kandinsky, Beckmann, Nolde, Boccioni, Severini, Balla, Paul Iribe, Seguy, Benedictus, George Barbier, Clarice Cliff
Some interesting information is available on the Victoria & Albert Museum website at V&A - Art Deco
There is a lot of inspiration to be found on the web, just google ‘art deco’ or any of the other key words I have mentioned and check out all the images. I have inserted a selection into this post.
Cubism, Charles Braque
|Textile designs by Eugene Seguy|
|Expressionism, Franz Marc|
|Fauvism, Andre Derain|
|Futurism Fortunato Depero|
|Chrysler building New York|
|The Queen Mary|