The art of Thayaht, 1893–1959


De la Fumée (1922).

Artophile has a page of prints by Thayaht, a palindromic pseudonym concealing the identity of Italian artist Ernesto Michahelles whose fashion illustration differs from many of his contemporaries in its Futurist influence. I really like the stylisation of some of these, the way they’re caught midway between representation and abstraction. As well as illustrating, painting and sculpting, Thayaht worked as a designer and in 1919 created a one-piece “futurist garment” which he called the TuTa; you can see him wearing it here.

A gallery of Thayaht art

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The Mentor
The art of Cassandre, 1901–1968
The Decorative Age
The World in 2030