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Art Deco Paris: Architecture, decoration and the arts in the 1920’s.

2nd gallery lecture

 

Course Schedule: 10:30 am -12 noon except 30 March. Coffee and tea served at gallery sessions at 10 am.

23 March 10:30 – 12 noon – Gallery – Paris of the Left Bank: Art, Literature and Bohemia in the 1920’s.

30 March 12:15 – 1:45 – Visit – Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris. Art and furniture of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Meet lobby of museum, 11 avenue du Président Wilson  75116. Métro Iéna (line 9).

6 April 10:30 – 12 noon – Gallery – Fashion of the 1920’s – the New Woman. Poiret, Chanel, Vionnet, Lanvin. With couturier and costume historian Dimitri Papalexis.

13 April 10:30 – 12 noon – Visit and walk – Modern architecture in the 16th arrdt : Le Corbusier Foundation and Mallet Stevens. Meet exit of Métro Jasmin, 75016 (line 9).

 

Architecture and Design:

Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret) – artist and architect (1887-1965)

Robert Mallet-Stevens – architect (1886-1945)

 

Artists, photographers:

Berenice Abbott – photographer (1898-1991)

Robert Delaunay - painter (1885-1941)

Sonia Delaunay - painter and clothes designer (1885-1979)

Marcel Duchamp – Dada artist (1887-1968)

Max Ernst – Dada and Surrealist artist (1891-1976)

Tsugouharu Foujita – painter (1886-1968)

Fernand Léger - painter  (1881-1955)

Jean and Joël Martel - sculptors (1896-1966)

Piet Mondrian - painter (1872-1944)

Gerald Murphy – wealthy American expatriate and painter (1888-1964)

Francis Picabia - Dada artist(1879-1953)

Man Ray (Emmanuel  Rudzitsky) Dada artist and photographer (1890-1976)

 

Writers and literary figures:

Sylvia Beach – founder of Shakespeare and Company and publisher  (1887-1962)

André Breton – founder and chief of Surrealist movement (1896-1966)

Jean Cocteau  - poet, artist, stage and film director (1889-1963)

Harry Crosby – wealthy American expatriate and publisher of Black Sun Press (1898-1929)

F. Scott Fitgerald – writer (1896-1940)

Zelda Fitgerald – writer (1900-1948)

Ford Madox Ford – writer and publisher of Transatlantic review (1876-1939)

Ernest Hemingway – writer (1889-1961)

James Joyce – writer (1882-1941)

Adrienne Monnier - founder of La maison des amis des livres bookshop (1892-1955)

Ezra Pound – writer (1885-1972)

Gertrude Stein – writer and art collector (1874-1946)
and Alice Toklas – her girlfriend (1877-1967)

Tristan Tzara - poet, chief of Paris Dada movement (1896 –1963)

 

Stage, ballet and café-life personalities:

Josephine Baker – dancer and singer (1906-1975)

Serge Diaghilev  - founder and director of the Ballets Russes (1872-1929)

Kiki de Montparnasse (Alice Ernestine Prin) - model and mistress of Man Ray (1901-1953)

 
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