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Erte - Clothing & Costume design - reds [Mar. 12th, 2009|09:37 am]
The Artwork of Romain de Tirtoff


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Erte - Clothing & Costume design - blue [Feb. 22nd, 2009|08:02 am]
The Artwork of Romain de Tirtoff

[Current Location |Budapest]
[mood |awake]
[music |Kanye West - Champion]

I decided to make a more or less thematic post, so besides the fact that all of the images are by Erte, the clothes are more or less blue.
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introduction [Feb. 21st, 2009|12:36 pm]
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[Current Location |Budapest]
[mood |curiouscurious]

Hi everybody,
I'm a new member to this communitiy, so I thought I'd start by answering the questions in the communitiy info. Here it goes:
1) How long have you liked Erte's work? - a couple of years
2) How did you first get into Erte? - I was on a website looking at fashion illustrations, and some of Erte's works were included. It was love at first sight :)
3) What is you favourite Erte piece? (include a pic too if possible! ^_^)
At the moment my favourite Erte piece is this:

4) What do you like most about Erte? The thing I like most about Erte is the sheer extravagance of his works, the fantastic colours he uses. What impresses me the most are the various theatre (or was it opera?) costume designs he created.

So last, because he has a series of letter and number designs, I'll sign my name with them
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hello. [Oct. 29th, 2007|02:13 am]
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My name is Jamie, and I've been studying Art Nouveau and Art Deco all my life. Erte is one of the artists a study wholeheartedly along with Alphonse Mucha and Aubrey Beardsley (sp?.) Mainly Erte and Mucha have a thing for circular rhythms, along with the use of hyperbolas and parabolas. Beardsley has more chiseled edge to his work though circular flow is there. I especially love Erte's design from South Asian and Asian folk styles. At this time, I am studying Nabis and Russian Painters of the same period.
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Introductory post [May. 3rd, 2007|09:09 am]
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Hi, I've just found this community, and while I am a little dissapointed to find that there hasn't been any activity since October, I am hoping that maybe my post will help bring some life back to it.

1) How long have you liked Erte's work?
Since I was about 10 or so... so about 10 years or more.

2) How did you first get into Erte?
My father is a lawyer, and about 10 or 11 years ago he represented Erte's estate in some legal matters. It involved the illegal reproduction of his jewelry and statues, but aside from that I don't really know. Anyway, as a thank-you, they gave my dad two *massive* shiny black hardback books: Erte at Nintey-five and one other (can't remember the title). They're both full of full-color plates of his work. Whenever I was at my dad's office, I would sit and look through those books over and over, fascinated by the designs. Now he keeps the books at home, but since I am away at college I don't get to see them any more often than before.

3) What is you favourite Erte piece?
I love Starfish, and Bamboo.
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4) What is your least favourite piece? & why?
I have never been a fan of Fire from the Four Elements suite. It's the penis that gets to me.

5) What do you like most about Erte?
The orientalism. I recognize that he wasn't unique in this (just look at Poiret), but the way he blends east and west always seems so seamless.
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(no subject) [Oct. 15th, 2006|12:00 am]
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this is the cover of the book i have which inlcudes Erte's alphabet, numbers, costume scetches and some more of his beautiful creations. i'd like to scan some of it and post here if you don't mind, of course)   
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(no subject) [Sep. 18th, 2006|02:50 pm]
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Illustrations for Ermyntrude and Esmeralda [Jun. 1st, 2006|11:40 pm]
The Artwork of Romain de Tirtoff

Yesterday I read Lytton Strachey's Ermyntrude and Esmeralda, which was illustrated by Erte himself, did you know?!

The illustrations don't give the story away very much; but please forgive me if I spoil anything for anybody who hasn't yet read it because I can't help but excerpt some of the hilarious passages that the illustrations correspond to! It's a satire to do with society's views about sex dedicated by the libertine author to the man he was in love with. It's a set of correspondences between two entirely naive and silly seventeen year old girls conferring about the mystery of love, sex and childbirth, but it's only the blind leading the blind. I sensed in reading it that the author must have possessed a phobia and total distaste for girls (though it seems by the way Erte depicted them in his body of work he considered females brilliant.) The book wasn't originally intended for the public, Strachey wrote it to amuse his friends.

(left: Esmeralda in the country [notice the windows]; right: Ermyntrude, whose home is based on Lancaster Gate, Strachey's gloomy home of 25 years from childhood.)

At first, I wasn't sure if the illustrations were originally achromatic like they are printed in the edition I have, but now I think they probably were.

She shut me up when I was still miles off. Everyone always does-that is, everyone who knows. What can it mean. It is very odd. Why on earth should there be a secret about what happens when people have babies? I suppose it must be something appallingly shocking, but then, if it is, how can so many people bear to have them? Of course I'm quite sure it's got something to do with those absurd little things that men have in statues hanging between their legs, and that we haven't. And I'm also sure that it's got something to do with the thing between our legs that I always call my Pussy. I believethat may be its real name, because once when I was in Oxford looking at the races...I heard a quite common woman say to another "There, Sarah, doesn't that make your pussy pout?" And then I saw that one of the rowing men's trousers were all split and those things were showing between his legs...So now I call ours pussies and their bow-wows, and my theory is that people have children when their bow-wows and pussies pout at the same time. 

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Crossposted to bygonefashion [May. 20th, 2006|12:51 pm]
The Artwork of Romain de Tirtoff


Costumes designed by Erté for the Folies Bergère, a music hall in Paris.

Under the cut: some photos of Erté costumes (some scanned, some found online, so the quality varies), as well as a few scans of his fashion designs, which were published in Harper's Bazaar at the time.

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erte' "fire" and "water" [Jan. 23rd, 2006|09:02 am]
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two of my favorites, from art_deco.
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