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Art Deco Spring

From 1 March to 30 April 2019, ten Hauts-de-France regions are joining forces to offer guided tours, exhibitions, workshops, urban tours and conferences based around Art Deco. It’s an opportunity for the Greater Region to celebrate springtime through this event.

 

 

Created in 2012, Art Deco Week is now a major regional highlight, the Art Deco Spring.

Discover or rediscover the most amazing Art Deco jewels in Hauts-de-France such as Amiens Métropole, Arras Pays d'Artois, Béthune-Bruay, Cambrésis, Douaisis, Lens-Liévin, Roubaix, Saint-Omer, Saint-Quentin and Sambre-Avesnois.

 

 

The Art Deco Spring in Amiens is...

 

 

Urban route "Decorated façades, facades to decode"

To kick off this new edition of Art Deco Spring, what better way to discover this artistic movement than through the eyes of your guide-speaker.

Saturday 2 March at 3.00pm (1 hr 30)

Meet in front of Garage Gueudet, Rue des Otages

Free

 

The "Nouvelles Galleries" guided tours

In the heart of the city centre, follow in the footsteps of your guide to discover these department stores!

Saturday 9, 16 and 23 March at 10.00am

Saturday 6 and 20 April at 10.00am

Meet in front of the Nouvelles Galleries, Rue des Trois Cailloux

Free

Booking essential : http://bit.ly/PAD2019

 

"The Conservatory with Regional Reach" guided tour

Comedy masks, drawing and musical allegories, geometric patterns... You’ll be unbeatable on the local architecture!

Saturday 30 March at 5.00pm

Meet in front of the Conservatory, Rue Desprez

Free

 

"Art Deco and Typography" conference

Sébastien Morlighem, "Typography and Language" coordinator at ESAD, will trace the creation and development of typographic characters produced in the 1920s and 1930s in the wake of Art Deco.

Tuesday 19 March at 6.00pm (1 hr)

Meet at CIAP, at the Tourist Office, Place Notre-Dame

Free

 

Conference on "The first reconstruction: between Art Deco and regionalism"

Faced with the need and urgency to rebuild, the inter-war period brought a new architectural face to our Region. The 20s and 30s saw the emergence of a heritage imbued with Art Deco and regionalism revealing the many facets of the First Reconstruction.
By Victorien GEORGES, Heritage Director of Saint-Quentin

Tuesday 30 April at 6.00pm (1 hr)

Meet at CIAP, at the Tourist Office, Place Notre-Dame

Free

 

Germaine Dulac cine-conference

In partnership with the Saint-Leu Cinema, Sophie Sonigo, lecturer-researcher and doctoral student in film studies, will discuss, after a screening, the influence of Germaine Dulac in this period between the two world wars.

Wednesday 24 April at 6.30pm

Meet at Saint-Leu Cinema, 33 Rue Vanmarcke

Free

 

Linocut workshop

A fan of Art Deco motifs or wild about engraving workshops, in partnership with the Léo Lagrange Centre, come and discover linocut!

Children’s course-workshop (8-12 years)

Wednesday 17 April | 10.00am-12.00 noon / 2.00-4.30pm

Adult workshop

Saturday 13 April | 2.00-6.00pm

Booking essential : http://bit.ly/PAD2019

Meet at the Centre Léo Lagrange, 12 Place Vogel

Free

 

Other events in the Region...

 

Art Deco, a unique style

Art Deco, the name given at the time of the 1925 International Exhibition of Decorative and Industrial Modern Arts in Paris, is an artistic movement that developed essentially from the 1920s until the end of the 1930s.

Resulting from artistic movements in vogue during the Belle Epoque, such as Art Nouveau which it succeeded, Art Deco is full of modernity and characterised by geometric, stylised forms. First present in ornamentation (ironwork, mosaics, stained glass, furniture, jewellery...), this style gradually spread into architecture, promoting simple volumes inspired mainly by cubism.

 

In the aftermath of the First World War, Art Deco experienced a real boom promoting the Reconstruction of towns and villages ravaged by fighting.

 

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