Polish born, she arrives in Paris in the 1920s as art nouveau is dying. As she lived all across Europe with her parents she got the chance to witness the incredible diversity of the art of the very early years of the century.
In the Paris class of Nabis painter Maurice Denis and then next to cubist André Lhote, she will develop her own style, a mix of neo Renaissance manierism and neo cubism.
But her art celebrates above all, her love for women. She will be married twice but will always maintain ambiguous relationships to women in a time somethings were meant to remain the best kept secrets in town.
The Paris Pinacothèque, one of the most active private museum in Paris,has decided to gather a big number of paintings from Tamara de Lempicka among the most important from the artist’s production. An illustration of a time she had such a strong grip on. She was Europeen as Europe was about to go at war, homosexual and married to first a Count then a Baron in a time Paris and New York’s good society didn’t ingnore anything of her real loves, fancy and modern as an extravagant movie star.
By the way the Pinacothèque de Paris happens to be right next to Fauchon, one of the finest grocery store and pastry maker of town…in case you have a sweet tooth!
Tamara de Lempicka
Pinacothèque de Paris
28 place de la Madeleine 75008 Paris
Crédit photo: Tamara Art Heritage