Themed as "Art Deco- the France-China Connection", the art exhibition opens on March 6th in City University of Hong Kong, which will last until June 30th. The exhibition features the relationship between Art Deco and the Chinese art, which will trace the origins of Art Deco in France, examines the influence of the Chinese arts and craftsmanship on French designers and artisans.
The exhibition showcases more than 300 artifacts from museums, institutions in France, Hong Kong and Shanghai. These art works include furniture, sculptures, paintings, posters, costumes, ceramic glassware, vases, jewelry, cosmetic cases and others, which highlight the versatility, originality and adaptability of Art Deco designs.
There are several highlights on the exhibition: a bas-relief facade by Maurice Picaud, an artistic vase designed by Pierre Patout, a French evening dress including intricate geometric patterns, and a beautiful dressing table designed by a Shanghai artisan.
Art Deco is the art trend famous around the world during the second decade of the 20th century. Originated at the 1925 Paris International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, this new art style emphasized simple geometric and dynamic shapes. Up to now, this kind of style is widely used in architecture, fashion and luxury products.