Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The New Western Woman of the 1920s

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1919 Niklaus Stoecklin (Swiss artist, 1896-1982) Nelly


While I was looking at the change over time in the depiction of women with veils, it struck me that it was not just the clothing or the artist's styles that had changed. It was the attitude of the women. They were more independent and more self assured. It was 1920, after all, and American women were just getting to vote in national elections for the 1st time since 1776. But the change I saw was fairly universal across Europe and the other Western countries. Here are a few of those confident new women, young and old.


1920 Kees van Dongen (Dutch painter, 1877-1968) Jasmy Jacob


1920 Greta Hällfors-Sipilä, (Finish artist, 1899-1974) Self Portrait


1920 Shalva Kikodze (Georgian Expressionist painter, 1894–1921) Artists' Coffee House in Paris


1920 Walter Gramatté, (German artist, 1897-1932) Portrait Rosa Schapire


1920 William Glackens (American Ashcan School Painter, 1870-1938) Finnish Woman


1920s Marie-Louise von Motesiczky (Austrian painter, 1906-1996) Self-Portrait with Red Hat


1921 Jozsef Rippl-Ronai (Hungarian artist, 1861-1927) Zdenka Ticharich


1922 Felice Casorati (Italian Painter, 1883-1963) Portrait of Silvana Cenni


1922 Félix Vallotton (Swiss-born French painter, 1865-1925) La liseuse


1922 Ubaldo Oppi (Italian artist, 1889-1942) La giovane sposa


1923 Albert Birkle (German artist, 1900-1986) Elisabeth Starosta mit Chiffon-Bluse und Hut


1923 Tarsila do Amaral (Brazilian artist, 1886-1973) Self Portrait


1923 Hilda Carline (English artist, 1889-1950) Self-Portrait


1923 Camilo Mori (Chilean Painter, 1896-1973) The Traveller


1923 Jan Zrzavy (Czech artist, 1890-1977) Kavarna


1923 Jean Metzinger (French artist, 1883-1956) Jeune femme pensive aux roses rouges


1923 Jozsef Rippl-Ronai (Hungarian artist, 1861-1927) Terka Linzer


1923 Pablo Picasso (Spanish artist, 1881-1973) Olga Pensive


1923 Rudolf Schlichter (German artist, 1890-1955) Woman with Tie


1924 Max Beckmann (German artist, 1884-1950), Portrait Minna Beckmann-Tube


1925 Georg Schrimpf (German artist, 1889-1938) Woman on a Couch


1925 Georg Tappert (German artist, 1880-1957) Girl with the Flat Hat


1925 Margaret Preston (Australian artist, 1875 – 1963) Flapper


1925 Max Pechstein (German Expressionist Painter, 1881-1955) Modellpause


1925 Jacques-Emile Blanche (French painter, 1861-1942) Mademoiselle Georgette Camille


1925 John Duncan Fergusson (Scottish artist, 1874-1961) In the Patio Margaret Morris Fergusson


1925 Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (Polish artist, 1885-1939) Portrait of Maria Nawrocka


1925 Francisco Pons Arnau, Confidencias


1926 Rudolf Schlichter (German artist, 1890-1955) Berlin Hausvogteiplatz


1926 Otto Dix, Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden


1926 Théophile Robert (Swiss artist, 1879-1954), Lady in Black Dress


1927 Antonio Donghi (Italian Painter, 1897-196)] Signorina


1927 Christian Schad, Lotte


1927 Lasar Segall (Lithuanian-born Brazilian painter, 1891-1957) Retrato de Baby de Almeida


1928 Conrad Felixmüller, Bildnis Jutta Kirchhoff


1928 Manfred Hirzel (Polish-born German painter, 1905-1932). Portrait of Rosi Mein


1928 Herbert Ploberger, Vor dem Schaufenster


1928 Meredith Frampton (British Art Deco Painter, 1894-1984) Marguerite Kelsey


1929 Alexander Kanoldt (German painter, 1881-1939) The Red Belt


1929 Marcel Ronay (Austrian artist, 1910-1998) Sailor and Girl


1929 Niklaus Stoecklin (Swiss artist, 1896-1982) Tatjana Barbakoff


1929 Rudolf Schlichter (German artist, 1890-1955) Karola Neher


1929 Vilmos Aba-Novák (Hungarian artist, 1894-1941) Laura


Fritz Reusing (German artist, 1874-1957) Portrait of a Smoking Lady 1927

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