The Iconic Art Deco Drawings of Erte (11 pics)




Until the 18th of September, the Hermitage Museum hosts an exhibition paying tribute to a child of Saint-Petersburg who made his career abroad, mainly in France. The pseudonym Erte, comes from the prononciation of the artist’s Roman Petrovich Tyrtov (1892–1990) initials in French, emblematic illustrator of the Art Deco period. It is the first retrospective ever dedicated to this artist in Russia. Visitors can discover there original illustrations for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar ou show costumes. Here is an overview in his unique drawing line which contributed to shape the style of the period.

Costume pour Le Triomphe de la femme, 1926.

Costume pour Le Triomphe de la femme, 1926.

Costume pour Le reveil du passe, 1927.

Costume pour Le reveil du passe, 1927.

Costume pour Manhattan Mary, 1927.

Costume pour Manhattan Mary, 1927.

Costume pour Manhattan Mary, 1927.

Costume pour Manhattan Mary, 1927.

Costume pour Maria Kouznetsoff.

Costume pour Maria Kouznetsoff.

Le Nil, 1926.

Le Nil, 1926.

Robe jaune, 1934.

Robe jaune, 1934.

Costume de Ginger Rogers, 1975.

Costume de Ginger Rogers, 1975.

Couverture d'Harper's Bazaar, aout 1934.

Couverture d’Harper’s Bazaar, aout 1934.

Ange harpiste, 1926.

Ange harpiste, 1926.

Porteurs de bijoux pour les Folies Bergeres, 1927.

Porteurs de bijoux pour les Folies Bergeres, 1927.




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