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Buildings such as Broadcasting House in London and the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Los Angeles took on the appearance of immobilised ocean liners, while ocean liners such as the Ile de France, the Normandie, the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth represented the aspirations and ethos of the Art Deco period in a way that cathedrals had done for the Middle Ages and museums and railway stations for the nineteenth century. Even in films such as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis of 1927 and Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times of 1936 that aim to warn against the dangers of mechanisation, it is clear that the designers were completely in thrall to the aesthetic of the machine.
The entire history of western art from the Ancient world onwards can be seen in terms of a series of major and minor classical revivals. In an essay of 1926 entitled The Call to Page 38 Order, Jean Cocteau presented the post-war return to classicism as a necessary reaction to the Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, chaos of radical experimentation during the anarchic decade that had preceded the First World The Turkish Bath, 1862. War. There was undoubtedly some element of truth in this, though the roots of inter-war Oil on canvas, diameter 108 cm, classicism can be traced back much further.
De Lempicka understood, like any purveyor of soft-core pornography, that partial nudity Page 60 Maternit y, 1928. can be more titillating than full nudity. She enjoyed painting her female models in expensive Oil on panel, 35 x 27 cm, underwear and, as in the case of the soulful Convalescent with a nipple provocatively exposed. Private Collection. There is also a very special erotic tension in de Lempicka’s portrayals of paired women. 1930) and Spring (1930). The pink Shirt I, c. 1925. Double 47, a depiction of two heads apparently painted from the same model, suggests a pair of rather masculine lesbians with short-cropped hair.