|Artist John Held Jr. perfectly captured the awkward frivolity |
of both the era of the 1920s as well as its art.
|Never was there a greater contrasts in the art of two decades.|
|Cloth hats, cropped locks, and straight vertical lines were "in." |
Art Deco for women?
|Though the Vitaphone sound-on-|
disk recording system was
considered a huge technical
breakthrough at the time,
far less than half of The Jazz
Singer featured sound.
|Having "invented" it, then wrung Cubism dry, Picasso morphed it into a Synthetic Cubism as seen in his 3 Musicians from 1921, before discarding the style entirely for a new classism represented by his |
Woman in White from 1923.
|Self-portrait With Rita (his wife), 1922, Thomas Hart Benton|
|Chrysler Building, William Van Alen, architect.|
|Domestic architecture eschewed the streamline Art Deco in favor of yet another "revival," this one referred to as Colonial Revival.|
|Inspired perhaps by the "Gatsby" look, Art Deco furniture and interiors were often stark, simple in design, and maybe just a little too stiff, uncomfortable, and formal looking.|
|From an artistic or aesthetic point of view, auto design|
progressed little in the 1920s.
|Though Norman Rockwell designed|
his first Post cover in 1916, it was
during the rambunctious 1920s
that his art first became the social
icon we recall today.