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    Style Moderne: French Art Deco Enameled Glass

    Presented by at Flint Institute of Arts

    March 21 - September 13, 2015


    Style Moderne: French Art Deco Enameled Glass

    Between the World Wars, the art scene in Europe and America embraced ideals of modernity, searching for a style that would reflect the vibrancy and spirit of the Jazz Age. In Paris in 1925, the international exhibition of architecture and applied arts, titledL'Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes, eventually lent a shortened version of its name "Art Deco" to the art movement that emerged during this time.

    During the 1920s in France, the Art Deco style was known as Style Moderne and it encompassed a wide variety of decorative arts. These works, which ranged from jewelry to furniture, were known for their sleek look, luxurious materials, and bold combinations of colors and floral patterns. Glass, in particular, became one of the most versatile and stylish materials during this time, used in architecture, tableware, and ornamental objects. The glass objects in this exhibition were created by French artists working in this new modern style, employing the Art Deco stylized elements of classical, floral, and geometric motifs in their painted enamel decoration. From vases to bowls, to toiletry sets and cocktail serving trays, these glass objects capture the essence of this French modern style.

    Flint Institute of Arts

    1120 E. Kearsley
    Flint, MI 48503

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    FIA members Free
    Children 12 & under Free
    Adults $7.00
    Students with ID $5.00
    Senior citizens $5.00

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