Rolling Sculpture: European Art Deco

Savoy Automobile Museum, Cartersville (Georgia), USA

Until March 31, 2024

Rolling Sculpture: European Art Deco highlights the influence of this artistic movement on the automobile. Born in the 1910s, the “Art Deco” style developed especially after the war, in the “Roaring Twenties” of the 1920s and 30s. It takes its name from the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts held in Paris in 1925. While this movement permeates many fields, it will be particularly visible in architecture. He also influenced many coachbuilders and builders, who gave birth to real rolling sculptures, integrating aerodynamics and a style that could be more refined and rational.

For this exhibition, the Savoy Automobile Museum brings together a dozen cars built in the 1930s that are representative of this design. There were some stars of this decade, especially sports cars such as the Bugatti 57 Atalante, BMW 328 roadster, Mercedes 540K in a sports convertible body, Delahaye 135 (in a convertible), Delage D8-120 or Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport, but also a Panhard Dynamic sedan from 1938.

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