Art Deco southern seas waves

I found the two Art Deco panels representing waves of the southern seas as a cheerful contrast with the freezing temperatures plaguing now, at the end of January ’12, Bucharest (at the time when I write, the temperature outside is minus 15 centigrades). The motif reflects the lust of inter-war Bucharesters for travelling to exotic places, so different from their own, especially for a city located in the middle of the Wallachian prairie, far away from a sea shore.

Art Deco southern seas waves representation; a decorative plaster panel about 2m in length placed under the roof eave of a mid-1930s house in Cotroceni area of Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Art Deco southern seas waves representation; a decorative wall base panel about 4m in length, late 1930s house in Matei Basarab area of Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

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