Masterpieces of French Art Deco
with Jared Goss, Independent Art Historian and Writer
The interwar years in France witnessed the flourishing of Art Deco. Expensive and exquisite, French Art Deco—which peaked at the great 1925 Paris Exposition—aimed to reinvigorate France’s traditional reputation as the world’s leader in the luxury trades. Its best works were conceived to be exceptional, and are characterized by a special combination of craftsmanship and artistry. Goss, formerly a curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he specialized in post-1900 design and architecture, will examine several outstanding works to explain the phenomenon of French Art Deco, which speaks as much to the brain as to the eye.