Art Deco in the style of My Way

Tamara lempicka art decó

Welcome back to our My Way blog! In today's article we will talk about one of the most important elements of the personality of our lounge & cocktail bar restaurant, it is the Art deco.

If it is the first time that you visit us in Barcelona, it is likely that you will be struck by the decoration of the premises and each one of its sculptures and paintings. All these elements are inspired by the essence of the cosmopolitan New York of the 50s, a unique style that fits perfectly with the musical theme of the lounge of great artists of the time such as Frank Sinatra.

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Art Decó My Way

It's hard not to seem indifferent, right?

What is Art deco?

It is an artistic style that emerged from Art Noveau whose birth is located around 1910 in Paris. Art deco was a groundbreaking artistic movement for the time due to the lack of closed models and its ease of adaptation to all kinds of themes and styles. In a way it was a different art form for its cult of quality, its incorporation of modern ways of life, the celebration of the new, youthful sensuality and also of mass consumption.

This art form was made known to the world during the Decorative Arts Exhibition in Paris in 1925, surprising the attendees for its heterogeneity and eclecticism. On the one hand, Art Deco was heavily criticized for its groundbreaking and daring character, but on the other hand it also became a mass phenomenon that spread in big cities like Miami, New York, Paris, Russia ...

As if it were the latest fashion ...

This new artistic style was quickly adopted by Hollywood in the 1920s, 30s and 40s as a movement that evoked luxury and splendor. Many of the works that can be found in the United States have themes inspired by male athletes, modern women, living nature and rhythmic jazz, an iconography based on the liberation of forms, excesses and glamor.

Hollywood art decó

The art of Tamara de Lempicka that you will find in My Way

Tamara de Lempicka was one of the most representative artists of Art Deco, in many of her works you can perceive the “groundbreaking” influence of this style with a theme that combines the social influence of the underground and the total luxury of the great classes. Soon she became famous among the upper classes as a talented portraitist, especially in the nude.

The artist's works are characterized by being pioneers of other later styles such as Pop art and Expressionism, artistic manifestations where her influence by fashion and glamor of the time stand out.  The paintings that you will see in My Way play with various elements of the artist's works such as the tones used, the lighting, the shadows, the backgrounds and decorations, the emphasis on the woman's body and the combination of different styles such as Italian painting of the XV century and the Flemish of the XVII.

Arte decó Maria Lempicka My Way

All of this and much more can be found at My Way, a place where you can travel back in time and experience the cosmopolitan essence of New York in the 1950s with its own lounge touch that reflects all the characteristics of Art deco.

See you in the next post!

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