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Bijoux lumineux avec une coiffe décorative rose by Erté
Bijoux lumineux avec une coiffe décorative rose by Erté
Bijoux lumineux avec une coiffe décorative rose by Erté
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Bijoux lumineux avec une coiffe décorative rose by Erté

  • These costume designs were created for Roland Petit’s 1979 ballet staring Zizi Jeanmarie, Parisiana
  • The pendant necklace, headpiece and the arm cuff all exude Art Deco splendor
  • The artist, Romain de Tirtoff, popularly known as Erté, is often called the Father of Art Deco
  • These designs are further elevated by the unmatched artistry of the luminary dancer herself
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Erté (Romain de Tirtoff)
1892-1990 | Russian-French

Bijoux lumineux avec une coiffe décorative rose
(Luminous Jewels with a Pink Headpiece)

Inscribed “Inscribed “No. 18.624 / Musidora / Bijoux Lumineux”(en verso)
Gouache on paper

This remarkable work titled Bijoux lumineux avec une coiffe décorative rose, or (Luminous Jewels with a Pink Headpiece), was created as part of the costume designs for Roland Petit's 1979 ballet, Parisiana,
This collection of three individual gouaches,. . .
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Erté (Romain de Tirtoff)
1892-1990 | Russian-French

Bijoux lumineux avec une coiffe décorative rose
(Luminous Jewels with a Pink Headpiece)

Inscribed “Inscribed “No. 18.624 / Musidora / Bijoux Lumineux”(en verso)
Gouache on paper

This remarkable work titled Bijoux lumineux avec une coiffe décorative rose, or (Luminous Jewels with a Pink Headpiece), was created as part of the costume designs for Roland Petit's 1979 ballet, Parisiana,
This collection of three individual gouaches, showcases Erté's radiant jewelry designs that graced Jeanmaire throughout this groundbreaking ballet. Set against a deep black backdrop, three distinct costume designs emanate from separate depictions of Jeanmarie's iconic bobbed hair and graceful figure. The grand pendant necklace, the Egyptian-style headpiece and the intricately detailed arm cuff all exude the captivating allure of the Art Deco era. Marked by bold geometric magnificence and a luminous glow, these designs are further elevated by the unmatched artistry of the celebrated dancer herself. 

Russian-French visionary Romain de Tirtoff (1892-1990), popularly known as Erté, began his artistic journey in the culturally rich city of St. Petersburg, where he developed an early fondness for ballet and theatrical performances. He moved to Paris in 1912 to study architecture, and quickly found his creative niche in crafting fantastical costumes for the city’s bustling nightlife. Erté‘s expertise, refined under the guidance of the famed Paul Poiret, captured the attention of Harper’s Bazaar, marking the beginning of a significant partnership that spanned from 1915 to 1936. The artist also designed sets for notable cinematic masterpieces including Ben Hur and La Bohème, and created sets and costumes for cabarets, operas and other performances at the Folies-Bergères, Bal Tabarin, the Théâtre du Bataclan and Le Casino de Paris. Erté was a trailblazer whose colorful creations shaped the groundbreaking Art Deco era more than any other, leaving an indelible mark on the history of art and design. His artworks reside in prestigious museum collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Painted 1979

Paper: 3 1/2“ high x 9” wide
Frame: 9 5/8“ high x 17" wide x 3/4" deep

Provenance:
Private collection, Paris
M.S. Rau, New Orleans
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Bijoux lumineux avec une coiffe décorative rose by Erté
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: France
Type: Other Fine Art
Depth: 0.75
Width: 17.0
Height: 9.76
Style: Art Deco
Canvas Width: 3
Canvas Height: 3.5
Bijoux lumineux avec une coiffe décorative rose by Erté
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