Art Deco definition

A period of art that is included a combination of modern decorative art styles.  Most of the styles came from the 1920s and 1930s that involved different kinds of avant-garde painting styles from the late 1900s.  Characteristics from Russian Constructivism, Italian Futurism and Cubism are all present in this movement’s artwork; the style uses simplification, distortion, abstraction and geometric shapes heavily.  Bright intense colors are used to hail the growing use of technology and the development of speed and product industries. 

The term also relates to interior design and furniture between the 1920s and 1930s; pale colors were utilized heavily, especially ivory and silvery gray.

Bright colors and geometric shapes were typical of the Art Deco style.

Example of a pair of Art Deco light-stands.