Tamara de Lempicka

 

Edition of 100
Medium Giclée
Image size 21 x 28 in
Paper size 21 x 28 in

 

Self Portrait, also called Autoportrait is an oil painting on wood panel, from 1929, in which artists Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) depicts herself driving a green Bugatti. She owned a yellow Renault, but thought the Italian car was much more elegant. In it, she is fashionably dressed: Hermes scarf, long leather gloves and red lips.

 

The geometric composition is a nod to Cubism, but still relying on the conventional. Using full, pure colours, the work has a metallic sheen. Originally commissioned for a German fashion magazine, afterwards, it became famous for its depiction of the new independent woman.

 

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Self Portrait by Tamara de Lempicka

  • Tamara de Lempicka was born in 1898 in Warsaw, which was then part of the Russian Empire. Born into a wealthy family, Maria Gorska as she was named by her parents, was educated at a boarding school in Switzerland.

    ​Lempicka very much saw herself as one of the elite, famous and successful. Her choices of successful spouses and the celebrity portraits she painted showed her role in the glamour of the age and even after the roaring 20s. 

    In fact, even to this day she is well known in art collector circles and the distinctive artworks of ‘The Baroness with a brush’ hold a firm place in the art market.

     

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