Art Deco furniture: ‘This is an opportunity to make a statement’
On Friday, The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board published a lengthy editorial titled “Art Deco, the new trend of the 21st century.”
The piece was part of a larger, six-part series examining the history of art and design and the cultural impact of its resurgence in the last several decades.
“Art deco is the newest fashion accessory,” the editorial said.
It speaks to the modern age.”
The editorial cited “a shift in American fashion culture” and noted the resurgence of the “new trend of art deco.”
The magazine called it a “sensation-provoking” look and said it “reaffirms” the value of “artisanship” and “craftsmanship.”
But the piece also argued that the trend of “decorated objects and objects that are not art” has taken “over” the country, with many art galleries and retailers citing it as a way to “market their wares.”
The Journal also questioned why artisans “worship” objects and “do not care what they are made of,” suggesting that this is “unfair” to the artists and designers who make the objects.
The article cited the rise of online retailers like Urban Outfitters and the rise in “decorative-oriented retailing” as examples of this trend.
“I think we’re seeing the rise, especially with retailers, that say, ‘We’re going to put our own stamp on it and do things we never have before,'” said Marcia Mascarenhas, director of marketing at the American Institute of Architects.
I want this piece to be a part of my collection.” “
You have people going to auctions and people selling pieces that are going to be sold for $30 or $40 and the people who are buying them, they’re not going to say, “Oh, I love this piece.
I want this piece to be a part of my collection.
“”We’re seeing this resurgence of an art form that has been a very divisive one for so long.
Mascarehs said it is important to understand that “decoration” refers to a style of art that is not a piece of furniture. “
People are saying, ‘I want a piece, but I don’t want to buy it online,'” she said.
Mascarehs said it is important to understand that “decoration” refers to a style of art that is not a piece of furniture.
“Decoration refers to what you’re creating in terms of your form,” she said, adding that the work is also not just decorative, but “artistic, or artistic in that sense.”
Art deco has existed for more than 200 years, but the trend is becoming more prominent in many art and craft shops, Mascaris said.
But while some designers have been using the term in a positive light, others have taken a more negative approach, with a focus on “decolorations” and a “decorate everything” mentality.
Art Decou is a term often used by people who do not agree with the use of the term, but Mascariehs said she doesn’t believe the term is a negative one.
“The fact that people are using it in that negative way is an unfortunate thing,” she explained.
“A lot of people are saying it is derogatory.
But there’s no harm in being descriptive.”
Miscreants in the art world are often quick to point out that the term “decoy” is actually a reference to the idea of the art decoupler, which was created in the 18th century by an American artist named William C. Moore.
Moore is credited with the concept of decoy paintings, but he was not the first to use it.
“Moore used it in a way that’s so clever and so cleverly constructed that it was almost like he was taking advantage of the confusion of the time, of the marketplace and the idea that it’s a kind of counterfeit,” Mascarias said.
In the 1920s, Moore started to create fake art decoys, which he then sold to the public.
Mabarias agreed that the art-deco movement in the late 20th century was a reaction against the art market and not a reaction at all to Moore’s work.
“We are talking about a very different world now,” she pointed out.
“There’s a lot of things that are being marketed to people.”
Art Decorators Association of Canada spokesperson Susan McLeod said there is a misconception that art decorating is a “good thing.”
“It is not,” she noted.
“They’re selling it for profit.
There are many, many different ways of decorating.
It is not the same thing.”
She said the association does not encourage anyone to decorate anything that is “decorous