Symphony in Black
Romain de Tirtoff was a Russian-born French artist and designer widely known by the pseudonym Erté, derived from the French pronunciation of his initials. Possessing a uniquely creative flair, Erté’s works include fashion illustrations, jewelry, costume design and graphic art as well as opera, film and theater set design. His name is synonymous with the art deco movement which uses bold colorsand geometric shapes. The movement was ignited in Europe, enjoyed a high point during the roaring 1920s, and had a huge influence on modern art.