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Art Nouveau • Art Nouveau appeared in France around the early 1890 s. The man responsible of introducing the Art Nouveau style in architecture and decorative arts was a Belgian, Victor Horta. The staircase in the Van Eetvelde House is a perfect example of the Art Nouveau style. • Art Nouveau is can be most easily recognized through its curving lines and emphasis on the decorative. • Art Nouveau appears in architecture, decorative art like furniture, jewelry, posters, and even in metro stations.
Art Nouveau • Stokstad writes that Art Nouveau rejected the values of modern industrial society and sought new aesthetic forms that would retain a preindustrial sense of beauty. Art Nouveau drew inspiration from nature: from the shapes of snakes, flowers, vines, and winged insects, whose forms were the basis of attenuated linear forms. • According to Gardner, Art Nouveau emerged at the end of the nineteenth century and adapted the twinning plant form to the needs of architecture, sculpture, painting, and all decorative arts. • Art Nouveau borrowed pattern styles of Van Gogh, Gauguin, and their Post-Impressionists and Symbolist contemporaries.
Victor Horta Stairway, Tassel House, Brussels 1892 -93
Victor Horta Brussels 1892 -93
Antonio Gaudi Guell Park benches Barcelona, Spain 1900 -1914
Antonio Gaudi Casa Mila Barcelona, Spain 1907
Hector Guimard metro entrances Paris, France 1900
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Avril poster 1893
Gustave Klimt Poster for the First Secession Exhibition 1898
Gustave Klimt The Three Ages of Woman 1905
Gustave Klimt The Kiss 1907 -1908