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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Art Deco - Erte (Romain de Tirtoff, 1892-1990)


Romain de Tirtoff was a Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, the French pronunciation of his initials, R.T. He was a diversely talented 20th-century artist and designer who flourished in an array of fields, including fashion, jewellery, graphic arts, costume and set design for film, theatre, and opera, and interior decor.Erte was born Romain de Tirtoff in St. Petersburg, Russia. The only son of an admiral in the Imperial Fleet, he was raised amidst Russia's social elite.
Roses
Zephyr
 As a young boy, he was fascinated by the Persian miniatures he found in his father's library. These exotic, brightly patterned designs continued to be important to him and influenced the development of his style. He moved to Paris at the age of eighteen and took the name Erte, from the French pronunciation of his initials, R and T.
 Sisters
The Salon

Spring Shadows I Silver
Spring Shadows II Gold
Spring Shadows III Purple
The Swing
The Mystery of Courtesan
The Flowered Cape
Water
The Surprises of The Sea
Winter's Arrival
The Trapeze
The Slave
Tuxedo
The Spring Dress of Venus
Venus
Three Graces
Willow Tree

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