With its pure, dynamic, geometric shapes, Art Deco (1919-1940) is characterised by an outstanding attractiveness and vitality.
Born from the impulse of French designers such as Henri Sauvage, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Pierre Patout, and the decorators André Véra, Louis Süe, André Mare and Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, the fashion designer Paul Poiret and the sculptor François Pompon, Art Deco is the result of a conjunction of visions across various artistic fields.
This Art Deco exhibition is the first one since 1975 to pay tribute to the style that brought together creative minds from all over the world. This major retrospective offers explanations about the International exhibition of 1925, its global outreach and enduring popularity. In the introduction, it provides important clarifications on the distinction between Art Nouveau and Art Deco.