|Event Date||Mar 28, 2012|
The Modern Woman: Style and Taste in the Early 20th Century France Hosted by Baker Furniture
This lecture explores the changing nature of women's role in art and society in France during the first three decades of the 20th Century and looks at their influence on modern art and design. Paris was the crucilble in the development of experimentation and innovation and the sophisticated patrons and clientele of artists and designers demanded modern luxury in all facets of life. Women took advantage of changing social conditions and played a crucial role in this highly creative period. Among the protagonists in this compelling story are Sonia Delaunay, Marie Laurencin, Eileen Gray, Charlotte Perriand, Eugenia Errauriz, Coco Chanel, Madeleine Vionnet, and Elisa Schiaparelli. The work of these important and generative artists is timeless and still resonates strongly today.
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