Have you ever really liked a decade other than the ones you've lived in? You know, as in, really loving the feeling it represented and therefore wished you could have experienced that period of time? I have. In fact, I have two, the 50's and the 20's (that's the 1920's, folks). Today, we'll discuss the 20's a bit for obvious reasons, this painting, which I've called Deco Apartment.
Odd name? Well, not really once you think about it. It's abstract, but it feels like an art deco apartment. You know an old building that was designed back in the 20's in the art deco style. What's art deco you ask? Well, it was an early 20th century style of art, architecture, interior design etc., widely popularized in the 1920's that combined bold curved lines, symmetrical repeating patterns, bold colours, inlaid geometric patterns, etc. to create a look and feel of ultra modernity and luxury. It was a reflection of the post war (post WWI) optimism. People were moving to the cities, the economy was roaring ahead, it was a time when anything and everything felt possible. It didn't last, of course, one short decade, and well....crash (literally), but boy, wouldn't it be nice to have just a little bit of that again now? We sure could use it!