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ART DECO: PARIS 1925 REVISITED
Lisbon, Portugal -- This exhibition brings
together a remarkable set of objects representative of the Art
Deco taste, an artistic style that confirmed itself from the
1920s onwards. The show continues through January 3rd, 2010 at
Lisbon's Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
Art Deco, 1925 assembles one hundred and fifty exceptional
works, including jewellery, porcelain, ceramics, glass,
painting, sculpture and furniture, aiming to evoke the
“Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels
Modernes”, which took place in Paris in 1925. From the group of
objects gathered for the Lisbon exhibition - about one third has
been on view in Paris seminal exhibitions –what deserves special
mention is the significant sculpture group by Janniot Le Printemps
or Hommage à Jean Goujon, acquired by Calouste Gulbenkian, which
stood outside the “Hôtel du Collectioneur” Pavillion.
The show includes, among others, jewels from Van Cleef & Arpels,
Cartier, Chaumet, and Boucheron, ceramics by Jourdain and
Braquemond, porcelain by Rapin, paintings by Le Corbusier,
Léger, and Laurencin, sculpture by Janniot and Joseph Bernard,
glass from Baccarat and by Lalique, furniture by Ruhlmann,
Leleu, Groult, and Dunand, silverware from Christofle, textiles
by Dufrène and Miklos, and illustrated books and bindings
(Schmied, Dunand and Legrain), from public and private
collections, mainly from France, but also from Portugal.
The Calouste Gulbenkian collection is represented by the
sculpture by Janniot, mentioned above, and by other works which
include glass, decorative objects and books, all eminently representative of
the Art deco taste.
In spite of Portugal not having been officially represented at
the 1925 Exhibition, one of its artists, Canto da Maya –
residing in Paris at the time – showed some of his works in
French pavilions. He is represented in the exhibition with two
sculptures, namely Eve or Femme au Serpent.
Significant loans were received from public and private
collections, mainly from France, which accepted to share some of
their treasures with us. The exhibition is curated by Chantal
Bizot and Dany Sautot who are also responsible for the works
Among the activities programmed around the
exhibition, special note should be taken of two chamber recitals
dedicated to French music from the early twentieth century, on
18th October and 8th November.
For further information on the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
of Lisbon please follow this link . . .