90 paintings, 30 drawings, 50 photographs and 2 short films: these are the figures of the exhibition dedicated to Tamara de Lempicka, on view at the Vittoriano complex in Rome (Via Di San Pietro In Carcere) from 11th March to 10th July 2011.
The exact title of the exhibition is Tamara de Lempicka – La regina del moderno (meaning The Queen of Modern) and is curated by Gioia Mori, notable and worldwide famous art historian.
Tamara de Lempicka was born in Warsaw in 1898 but soon moved to Paris, where she started to study painting and took part of the bohemian life of the city. She was an eccentric, extravagant person, famous for her libido: she was bisexual and carried out several affairs with both men and women in a way at the time considered scandalous.
Tamara de Lempicka developed her distinctive and bold artistic style from soft Cubism into the Art Decò, of which she became an icon. She wanted her art technique to be novel, clean, precise, and elegant. She often used nude studies to produce overpowering effects of desire and seduction, as in the paintings dedicated to Rafaela, her lover, but also immortalized Kizette, her only child, several times.
You may see the Tamara de Lempicka exhibition from Monday to Thursday (9.30 a.m. 7.30 p.m.) Friday and Saturday (9.30 a.m. 11.30 p.m.) and Sunday (9.30 a.m. – 8.30 p.m.) at the Vittoriano in Rome. Ticket prices: full € 12,00 reduced € 8,50.
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