Featured Artist: Romain de Tirtoff (Erte)


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Today’s feature is Russian born French artist Erte (born Romain de Tirtoff). The name Erte come from his initials R.T! I had never seen Erte’s work until yesterday afternoon whilst doing a pile of research and I am completely in LOVE! He lived from the late 1890’s into 1990 (holy moly that’s a long life!), and his career in art took him in many directions including fashion, jewellery, and costume design. Here are some of my favorites that I found yesterday…

erte1 erte4 erte5 Number Six 1968 by Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) 1892-1990 Number Two 1968 by Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) 1892-1990 Number Seven 1968 by Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) 1892-1990 Sapphire 1969 by Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) 1892-1990

Did you notice how the “number ladies” are surrounded by a boarder that is made up of the  number’s their bodies are representing?? SO COOL! I am pretty thrilled to have come across Erte! I hope you enjoyed! Have a good Monday!

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7 thoughts on “Featured Artist: Romain de Tirtoff (Erte)

  1. Wow, awesome and thank you for introducing Erte to me as well. I’ve never seen this art before today reading your blog has opened my eyes to some beautiful pieces before but this is the first time you’ve introduced an artist to me…

    • It’s so excited to find art that is so magical like his work! It never ceases to amaze me all of the beautiful things that are out there for us to find if we only look! 🙂

  2. Those are great, like a cross between samurai jack and art nouveau… sorry nothing particularly academic to add, just that I really like those, thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Admiring the persistence you put into your site and in depth information you provide.
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  4. This man created literally hundreds and hundreds of magical pieces. My favorite artist. I fell in love with his work when I was just a boy. My mother had a sculpture and several prints back in 1983. I knew nothing about his history, but I could always recognize his work…I was surprised and happy to learn that his very long and distinguished career seemed almost as if he was just getting started at that point. What an amazing career and life. Was still making magic until his death at 97 years of age. Astonishing. A genius who, in my opinion, contributed as much or more beauty than any other 3 world famous artists combined in modern history. Just an amazing body of work.

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