Not at all the voluptuous odalisque of the Turkish harem.

The Art Deco woman is a sleek, androgynous ephebe. Taut, athletic, streamlined.

Long-limbed, short-haired, flat-chested. The better to hang a slinky pearl necklace on, or a loose flapper dress.

Efficient and modern.

(SFO Art Deco Exhibit, 2015)

Clarté light statue, 1928, France, by Max Le Verrier. Rotated 90 deg clockwise.
Clarté light statue, 1928, France, by Max Le Verrier.
Rotated 90 deg clockwise.

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