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The Jazz Age and the Roaring 20s The amazing colors and exotic Orientalism of the Ballet Russe in the early 1900's had a profound influence on Paris, it's artists and the art movements of the time, namely Futurism, Cubism, and Constructivism. From the culmination of these, emerged the Art Deco style, which evolved through the war and into the roaring 20s.

There was an explosion of unrestrained creativity and a new optimism. The French Music Hall Revues became multi-sensory extravaganzas. The influence of African Art and American Jazz influenced the costumes and sets designed by the greatest artists, Erte, Picasso, Paul Poiret and Brunalleschi. They were a triumph and exported around the world. This was the Jazz Age.

Illustrated pochoir prints designed by Iribe, Barbier, Martin, Marty, Brissaud and Gerda Wegener and fetish photos by Grundworth, Biederer, Ostra, and Yva Richard showed a freedom and sensuality never before seen.

Icons like Josephine Baker and Louise Brooks became trend setters for the Garcons, the French version of the 1920s Flappers. Short hair, sexy lingerie, and a hard hitting attitude became the vogue.

The Flappers represented the essence of an upbeat and dynamic 20th century modern lifestyle.


Jazz Age, French 1920s
Original Quintessential Art Deco Works for Sale - Click to View.

Vintage Photo:Exposition des Arts Decoratif

La Revue des Folies Bergere

Copper Etched Crystal Glass

Pochoir: Sheherazade

Pochoir:Diamonds Ruby Pearls by Charles Martin in Cubist style.

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Femina Very Rare Illustrated Magazine

Three Catalogues for Nicholas

Advertising Gouache for Art et Decoration mounted in a black matte