Tamara de Lempicka.  Metafilter post about one of  the lesser known Art Deco painters: –

barrett caulk Comments: –

A beautiful marriage of classical and modern sensibilities. I dig how she uses and renders light. There is this nice tension: the figures seem massive and solid, but there is also a feeling of grace and what? Let’s say, uh, buoyancy. And of course, there is a serious sexiness going on here. Every once in a while I still meet one of those people who think that abstraction in art is antithetical to humanness. (I know! But it’s true.) This would be a nice body of work for them to contemplate.

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