Art Deco is the current term used to define the style formalized in the
"Exposition des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes" held in Paris in 1925, which then spread to cities in all the urbanized continents.
The Art Deco style, which is the decorative spring of Modernism, seeks inspiration in Mesopotamian and Egyptian art before the time of Christ, as well as Cretan, Etruscan and Greco-Roman art, in the art of American Indians (Mayans, Aztecs and Marajoaras), in Medieval Gothic, etc.
Later, Aesthetic expressions from the 20th century, such as, Cubism, Constructivism, Futurism, Neo-Plasticism, Streamline, etc. were incorporated into the style.
The main characteristic of the Art Deco style is the specific geometry of the volumes and decorative themes, whether they be figurative or abstract.

Historical Origins

Context of Modernism

In the beginning of the 20th century, artistic movements were intensely related to new thinking in science and the humanities.
Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Constructivism, Futurism, Bauhaus, etc. express the discoveries of Physics, Anthropology, Archaeology, Sociology, Psychoanalysis, Technology, Communication, etc.
In Brazil , the Modern Art Week of 1922 in São Paulo is associated with the immigration of intellectuals and labor that allowed for industrial development, the exportation of coffee and the spread of buildings that created urban and artistic wealth.

Modernist house