First Image: Vintage vogue magazine cover (1920)
Second Image: Stylized Art deco Movie Poster(1989)
Art deco is described as angular and highly stylized, with its distinguishing features of simple, clean shapes applying emphasis on geometric shapes, as well as using cultural symbols to integrate things like popular media, cultural significance and aesthetic value. The first picture is a stylized female figure in the art deco style which originated from the Cubism art movement, utilizing basic shapes and mood suggesting colours art deco became increasingly popular as artist enjoyed the different possibilities allowed through this art deco style.
The first image is a depiction of early Vogue Magazine covers that often incorporated the Art Deco style, as its stylized forms grew increasingly popular as time went on. The attraction of Art Deco came through the changing world as the Art Nouveau movement introduced its intricate, stylized forms from nature and installed virtues of the hand-crafted, the Art Deco aesthetic emphasized machine-age streamlining and sleek geometry. You can see the us of line to surest background information such as the direction of light in the Vogue cover creating a sense of motion and the same can be said about the second image
The Art Deco style is clearly recognizable through both pieces with their slick, stealthy designs using sharp edges to create visually interesting components in their respective pieces. Their is similarity in the flat colours that illuminate the separate planes creating distinguishable shaded areas, to the backgrounds, and in the figure its self. They both use a small range of colour but the colour choice chosen express the over all feeling the artist was going for. These similarities are the influence Art Deco had in the world of media because the style allowed for anything to become visually pleasing with certain design decisions that are a main stay components to any Art Deco inspired piece.
Art Nouveau: 1890-1910 is an international art style which was a reaction to the academic art of the 19th century, it commonly used characteristics of natural forms and structures, particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers. It is an art style respected by the fine arts world.
(Gustave Moreau, The Apparition, 1874–76.)
(Day dream by Alphonse Mucha, 1897.)
(Alphonse Mucha, Job cigarette papers poster, 1896.)