Sylvia Spicuzza

City Lights, c.1940
Felt tip brush pastel, stamped signature lower right
9.25 x 12 in
SKU: DB5211d

Examples like this of Sylvia Spicuzza's work offer a chance to see a musical composition, with repeating curvilinear lines and patters dancing across the image like Jazz music though the air. This is an excellent example of the Art Deco compositions Spicuzza produced, exploring purely abstract, non-representational imagery. In the image, the viewer is presented with colorful, undulating forms reflecting the abstract style of the Art Deco period in the 1920s. In some ways this mirrors the career of Tamara de Lempicka, often called the 'Queen of Art Deco' for her luxurious portraits, who continued to use the same geometricizing modernist aesthetic even as she moved into pure abstraction in the 1950s and '60s.

9.25 x 12 inches, artwork
19.88 x 23 inches, frame
Stamped with artist's signature, lower right