Today is the anniversary of the great painter Tamara de Lempicka, born on May 16, 1898 and died on March 18, 1980. The artist was a symbol of female emancipation in the world of art and beyond. Tamara de Lempicka’s art, made up almost entirely of women, gave her a power and independence that few could boast at the time. Nonconformist, charming and scandalous, she was a woman who revolutionized art but also femininity. Tamara de Lempicka and her painting
His painting was almost exclusively of portraits, an expression of the high bourgeois and aristocratic environment of which the artist was part between the two wars. Tamara de Lempicka was inspired by the technique of her full forms and bright colors by the painter Jean August Ingres. The current that influenced her the most was Cubism. About her Le di lei are provocative works full of eroticism, in which the subjects are haughty and bourgeois women. To seal her reputation as an autonomous and independent woman was the painting “Self-portrait on the Bugatti” in which the beautiful Tamara portrays herself driving a green Bugatti, proving to be an autonomous, free and capable woman. The life
Tamara de Lempicka was born in Warsaw on May 16, 1898. Her father Boris Gurwik-Gorski, a wealthy Russian Jew, left her life prematurely (the artist declares for a divorce, others assume he had committed suicide), so Tamara grew up with her mother and the two brothers. In 1907 she accompanied her grandmother Clementine on a trip to Italy and France, during which she learned the first rudiments of painting.
For her stage name she is inspired by the surname of her first husband, the young lawyer Tadeusz Lempicki. Charming and mysterious woman, I love both men and women, who often became the protagonists of her paintings. She died on the night of March 18, due to breathing difficulties: she was supposed to sleep with the oxygen mask, but they found her without her. As per her will, her body was cremated, and her ashes were scattered on the Popocatepetl volcano. The 20 women in art who changed history
Evolving over time, the role of women in art has become more and more prominent, but above all it is art itself and has changed in recent years Training and war
I study between Switzerland and Poland, moving after my studies in St. Petersburg. Here she met her future husband, the lawyer Tadeusz Lempicki, married in 1916. During the Russian revolution the couple fled to Paris, where she Tamara began studying painting by masters such as Maurice Denis and Andre Lhote. Her painting style was heavily influenced by the Art Deco movement, while maintaining its own originality.
The first exhibition of her dates back to 1922. In 1924 she met Marinetti in a club: they decided to go and set fire to the Louvre, a miserably shipwrecked intention at the police station, where they went to retrieve the Lempicka car that had been removed because it was parked in a forbidden parking. She soon became a successful artist, and in 1928 she divorced her husband. In the United States
He was a guest of Gabriele D’Annunzio, whose courtship I refuse, at the Vittoriale. In 1933 he married Baron Raoul Kuffner de Dioszegh. She traveled all over Europe, moving to California at the outbreak of World War II and finally to New York in 1943. Following the death of her second husband in 1961, Tamara went to live in Houston, Texas, where I developed a new painting technique consisting in the use of the spatula instead of the brush.
Her new works, close to abstract art, were coldly received by critics, so much so that the painter swear not to exhibit her works in public anymore. In 1978 she moved to Cuernavaca in Mexico. She died in her sleep on March 18, 1980. Madonna and the passion for the artist
The pop star Madonna, fascinated by the biography of Tamara de Lempicka, has become one of the main collectors of the painter’s works and has lent some to museums and for the organization of events. This has contributed in recent years to the rediscovery and revaluation of Tamara de Lempicka. Madonna has featured Lempicka’s works in the music videos of some of her great hits.

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