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Art Déco

Graphic Design from Paris
007 // Édouard Halouze, Tafel aus Jean Saudé, Traité d’enluminure d’art au pochoir, 1925, Pochoir © MKG Hamburg
September25, 2020 - January 10, 2021
Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln
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Climbing floral forms and strict geometric elements, high-contrast colors, clear and at the same time playful typography - in the 1920s, the graphic design of Art Deco combined the seemingly opposite. Expressive posters, illustrations and advertisements reflect the dazzling themes of this time: the new advertising for art bijoux, haute couture or jazz, dance and technical achievements, not least for war and government bonds, takes you into the illusion of a better and more beautiful world. What begins at the turn of the French Art Nouveau at the turn of the century and is named for the Paris World Exhibition of Applied Arts in 1925 documents nothing less than social dance on the volcano of the interwar period: in boldly drawn visions of extravagant life, France shows itself gradually and before the dark Years colorful, progressive and exalted. From March 27th to June 28th, 2020, the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Cologne will be presenting more than 100 fascinating, sometimes large-format prints from the collection of the Hamburg Museum of Art and Trades and will take its visitors to glamorous Paris 100 years ago.

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