…and yes, I finally got to the NGV. A fabulous sunshiny day improved no end by a visit to the Art Deco show, and the company of m1k3y and Mia.
In a nutshell, some things were totally breathtaking, others not so much. It took me at least 15 minutes to make a steampunk reference, and we picked out some things that would look just marvy in your modish zeppelin’s interior. Show is on until October 5, I’d certainly go again. Have you been? What did you think?
Personally, an age where hedonism was celebrated, travel was glamorous, and design was Hollywood futurist seemed pretty damn attractive. The swing bands and fine automobiles too…Yes, deco is gaudily aspirational, and all those sequins can’t hide a lack of focus – but sometimes we all need a little razzle dazzle, oui?