ART DECO MEDALS

Leda and the Swan by André Lavrillier



The now commonly used term "art deco'"was introduced in the 1960s
to refer to the decorative style in Europe between the two world wars.
The name "art deco" derives from the Exposition des Arts Décoratifs, held in Paris in 1925.
It covers a multitude of styles influenced by the arts of Africa,
of the Aztecs and the Maya's, Egypt of the Pharaonic era,
Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquity, the bold designs and colours of the Ballets Russes,
Japanese pottery and lacquerwork, constructivism and cubism.
Main stylistic features are geometry and stylisation
as opposed to the asymmetrical and organic lines of art nouveau.
The art deco period saw the second revival of medal art in the twentieth century;
art nouveau at the turn of the century had seen the first .
A selection of Belgian and French art deco medals is shown,
in which the diversity of tendencies can be seen.


Antoine Vriens
Marcel Renard
Marcel Rau
Rene Cliquet
Adolphe Wansart
P.-M. Dammann
Joseph Witterwulghe
Marcel Rau
Henri Dropsy
 Antoine Bourdelle
 Antoine Bourdelle
 Jean Vernon
Pierre Turin
 Albert Herbemont
 Adolphe Wansart
 Pierre Turin
Jean Vernon
Pierre Turin
Adolphe Wansart
P.-M. Dammann
Victor Demanet
P.-M. Dammann
Henri Dropsy
Olivier Piette
Geo Verbanck
Favre-Bertin
Henri Dropsy
 P.-M. Dammann
Geo Verbanck
Jean Vernon
Ernest Wijnants
 Raoul Lamourdedieu
Marcel Rau
Pierre Turin
Pierre Morlon
Marcel Rau
Lucien Cariat
Louis Muller
Geo Verbanck
Antoine Vriens
Leon Mascaux
 Geo Verbanck
Marcel Rau
Leon Mascaux
P.-M. Dammann
Lucien Bazor
Georges Guiraud
Henri Dropsy
Alphonse Darville
André Lavrillier
Louis Dupont
Marcel Rau
Raymond Delamarre
 Louis Dupont
Marcel Renard
Leon Mascaux
Pierre Turin
Maurice Delannoy
Maurice Delannoy
Marcel Rau
 Victor Demanet
Louis Dupont
Pierre Turin
Geo Verbanck
Henri Navarre
 Emile Monier
Lucien Gilbert
Oscar Nemo
Charles Virion
Jean Vernon
Jean Vernon
Jean Vernon
 Dolf Ledel
Pierre Dautel
Olivier Thiery
Victor Demanet

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