Monday, January 18, 2010

Art Deco Susanna

Susanna bathing by the Polish Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980).

Lempicka was a great star of the art scene in the 1920s and 1930s. Her Susanna is a modern woman of the 1930s and there is absolutely no sign of historicization.


  1. I never know that Lempicka have paint Woman naked.
    The modeling of the body seems milder than in other works. However, in the panels themselves are clearly the characteristics.

  2. Indeed, it's a little strange. Because Lempicka painted normally neither historical nor mythological scenes. Besides "Susanna" I know only one "Andromeda" which is also a nude.
    Probably these biblical and mythological women were painted nude because of art tradition.

  3. I love this one. It's always refreshing to see a good Modernist treatment of a classical subject.

  4. This is a lovely picture by Tamara Lempicka, actually its quite classical compared with a lot of her stylish Art Deco work. Have a look at some of her other pictures on my website
    Cheers. Lesley