The Beauty of Art Nouveau, Style of Art, Architecture, and Applied Art

One of the great art movements of the past.

Regia Marinho

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Art Nouveau is an international style of art, architecture, and applied art, especially the decorative arts.

Years active were 1883–1914 in the western world.

This image is the Art Nouveau Lavirotte building in Paris. Built between 1899 and 1901 it was designed by architect Jules Lavirotte (1864–1929).

Built between 1899 and 1901 it was designed by architect Jules Lavirotte (1864–1929).

The Art Nouveau ‘Lavirotte building’ in Paris.

This image is the entrance to the Art Nouveau ‘Lavirotte building’ in Paris.

The door at the entrance to the Art Nouveau ‘Lavirotte building’ in Paris.

In Britain.

The new art nouveau movement began in Britain, with the floral designs of William Morris.

And in the Arts and Crafts movement founded by the pupils of Morris.

Early prototypes of the style include the Red House with interiors by Morris and architecture by Philip Webb (1859).

And the Peacock Room by James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

The Peacock Room. Wikipedia.

The new movement was also strongly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite painters, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones, and especially by British graphic artists of the 1880s, including Selwyn Image, Heywood Sumner, Alfred Gilbert, and especially Aubrey Beardsley.

This chair was designed by Arthur Mackmurdo and has been recognized as a precursor of Art Nouveau design.

Chair designed by Arthur Mackmurdo (1882–83).

In France.

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Regia Marinho

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