Relevant categories: Bronzes,Art Deco
(Above photo - Art Deco Statues - from Canonbury Antiques )
One of the best ways to decorate your home is by using art deco statues. Art deco is a style defined with glamour. It sprung up between the First World War and the Second World War. The technique was used in all elements of design like architecture, furniture, and so on. However, the sculptures made during this particular time were also characteristically stylish.
Art Deco Style
(Above photo - Art Deco Statue Biba Table lamp )
The diversity of art deco items is as wide as you would expect. It all depends on the artist behind a particular statue. That’s why you will notice significant variations in substance and style. The main reason is that art deco happened during an era when there was rapid development. The transition between classic hand-made beauty and machine-made pieces was happening very fast.
(Above photo - Art Deco Eternal Friends by Chiparus statue )
Despite these differences, certain features remain the same across the art deco era. So, you should expect statues that are more glamorous. Even though they tended towards classical sculpture, the statues had fluid lines to them. In some cases, the statues would be mounted on top of a plinth. Another feature you will not miss is the elaborate geometric themes and features. These are created to contrast with much softer lines.
Features of Art Deco Sculptures
(Above photo - Joe Descomps art deco statue )
Most people get confused by the many differences in art deco items. For them, it is hard to notice any similarities between the two different pieces of statues. Yet it is straightforward if you know what to look for. It doesn’t really matter who the designer and creator of a particular piece of art are. The following are the characteristic features of art deco statues.
1. Bold Colors.
(Above photo - Art Deco Fan Dancer Statue by Chiparus )
Art deco is far from dazzling. However, it relied on the contrast created between striking colors and other tones. The result was a piece of art that you couldn’t just ignore. A good example is a piece of art featuring neutral black and white colors. In that kind of statue, the contrast is as clear as day and night.
2. Metallic Finishes or Components
(Above photo - Art Deco Clarte Biba lamp )
During this era, machines were gaining a central role in all aspects of life. So, people would include machines and some of their parts in all kinds of design. That is the reason for the existence of metallic finishes on some of the art deco statues.
(Above photo - Artistocrats by Poerzel classic art deco statue )
It is not uncommon to find art deco statues with characteristically unique mirror finishes. The purpose of this was to make it more glamorous. With art deco, the more exciting, the better.
4. Mixed Media
(Above photo - Antinea by Chiparus Art Deco figurine )
The whole idea behind the art deco was to craft as much drama and attention as possible. So, artists would make efforts to combine different materials and to mix various media. That’s how they were able to create visually fascinating pieces of art.
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