Around the world with art deco

Anna Talley Exhibitions

The Wolfsonian’s exhibition Deco: Luxury to Mass Market offers an overview of this new aesthetic, presenting its unfamiliar dimensions and different iterations in Europe and across the Atlantic. Art deco is primarily characterized by an emphasis on surface decoration, symmetry, angularity, and stylization. Nevertheless, it presents different nuances, depending on its national variations, which combine local traditions with modernist tendencies, drawing inspiration mostly from nature, historical precedent, abstract geometry, and exotic cultures.