Online lecture in Polish about Tamara Lempicka, Polish artist, queen of art déco, who already gained fame and international recognition during her lifetime.
The 20s and 30s are a time of absolute madness – the industrial revolution, which is progressing at an alarming pace, offers a previously unknown tool and development opportunities. It is a time of liberation: flappers move around the city streets, young women in dresses behind the knee, with their characteristic short hairstyle. Lempicka was delighted with all the gifts of the era, as exemplified by the work “Tamara in green bugatti”. Lempicka quickly became a symbol of art deco, and the portraits she created are still appreciated today, as evidenced by the auction results: in February 2020 “Portrait of Marjorie Ferry” was sold for over 82 million zlotys. What is the secret of Lempicka’s success? Well, Maja Wolniewska will answer other questions by presenting the life and work of the famous painter.
Lecturer: Maja Wolniewska – art historian, curator, critic. Author of numerous publications and reviews, cooperated with Magazine Szum and the quarterly magazine Aspirations, among others. For several years she cooperated with Dom Aukcyjny Desa Unicum, helping to build the collection and providing investment consulting services. Since 2019 she has been associated with the Hestii Artistic Journey Foundation, where she is primarily responsible for the exhibition schedule in the ERGO Hestii Art Pavilion and the Foundation’s art branding program.