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When Women Paint: Tamara de Lempicka

It is no mystery nor a secret that I am a fervent and passionate art aficionado nor that I took up painting after being laid off from a job I really hated (No big loss there then ... )to mostly prove a point: that I too was capable of producing some art ... in whichever form .... So, here we are then, 9 or 10 months later (maybe slightly more) and even though "I still ain't no Picasso 😉" I've learned (I'm learning) quite a lot, plowing through the mysteries of art (there are plenty) while trying to find my style and footing. (Do I even have a definite style?) Using Life itself as my muse, a giant canvas, waiting to be seen. The Masters (whom I would not even be able to emulate if I were put under a spell) .... and the other masters .... great artists ... well known and lesser known .... Reading, looking, trying and, saying to myself that "I can do this too." Daring to try. Daring to become ... what? Daring to become am Artiste ....

(My latest work on canvas and on acrylic paper to some of the first ones on a tile .... )

As usual, women have traditionally been under-represented, and I intend to remedy this (as I continue on my journey to discovery and learning). Thanks to the internet, searching, discovering, learning ... are not just words positioned too far to be actually put into practice. The internet has replaced (sadly) the trips we took to the library with the same purpose .... But to stay on topic, that is how I discovered Tamara De Lempicka, born on May 16, 1898, as Maria Gorska of well-to-do parents in turn-of-the-century Poland, who spent her working life between France and the United States. An often overshadowed fact is the significant contribution she has made to the development of modern art. The geometric motifs and bright, bold colors of the 1920s Art Deco movement represent the best and purest forms of a new kind of decorative art during that period. Best known for her portraits of wealthy people and aristocrats, executed in realistic, dynamic and colorful Art Deco style, perfected by being the "understudy" of two prominent painters: Maurice Denis

Angers musee BA Maurice Denis St Georges rochers rouges - Wiki Commons

("Remember that a painting - before it is a battle horse, a nude model, or some anecdote - is essentially a flat surface covered with colors assembled in a certain order.") and