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artnouveau

Luna’s Art Nouveau guitar was inspired by the Art Nouveau movement. This is, admittedly, a long post but there were so many facets of life influenced by Art Nouveau that I hope to do justice to its scope.

Art Nouveau was a artistic movement which peaked in popularity between 1890 and 1910 which was practiced in the fields of art, architecture and applied art. It is a French term meaning “new art” and is characterized by organic and plant motifs as well as other highly stylized forms. The organic forms often took the form of sudden violent curves which were often referenced by the term “whiplash”. You can see organic motifs at the rosette and 12th fret of  the instrument as well as a “whiplash” curve at the rosette.

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Art Nouveau’s success was a reaction against  late 19th century academic art and was replaced by the development of 20th century modernist styles. Art Nouveau was most popular in Europe, but its influence was global and influenced many different mediums:

ARCHITECTURE
Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment.
1. door

2. brussels 6 rue de lac

3.AN door

4. AN door1

5. Art Nouveau Scrollwork - Helsinki

6. Beaubourg:Les Halles - Paris

7. Brussels 1900

8. Brussels Belgium

9. France Immeuble Biet 1901

10. German AN in Konstanz by Arnim Schulz

11. Pharmacy France

12. architecture Antwerp

INTERIORS
Art Nouveau is also considered a philosophy of design of furniture and other elements of interior design. The focus was design keeping the entire building in mind and making all details part of ordinary life.

1. AN furniture

2. AN vanity

3. chair

4. desk

5. fchair

6. door details

7. Horta house

7.A_ StairsHortaHouseBXL_

8. Art Nouveau Style House Villa Liberty near Moscow, Russia 1

9. Art Nouveau Style House Villa Liberty near Moscow, Russia 2

10.doorway

11. interiorc

12. Henry van de Veld

GLASS
Glass art was a medium in which the style found tremendous expression—for example, the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany in New York, Charles Rennis Mackintosh in Glasgow, and Emile Galle and Rene Lalique in France.

1. AN vase

2. art nouveau vase

3. Loetz art Nouveau vase w: Juventa pewter mount

4. Zsolnay Art Nouveau vase 1900

emile galle

emile galle

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lalique

lalique

lalique

lalique perfume bottle

lalique perfume bottle

tiffanny chandelier

tiffanny chandelier

tiffany dragonfly lamp

tiffany dragonfly lamp

tiffany wisteria lamp

tiffany wisteria lamp

tiffany window

tiffany window

17. Brussels

18. Paris

JEWELRY
Jewelry of the Art Nouveau period revitalized the jeweler’s art, with nature as the principal source of inspiration, complemented by new levels of virtuosity in enameling and the introduction of new materials, such as opals and semi-precious stones. The first image is os a woman adorned in the art nouveau style….a perfect blank canvas for the stunning jewelry and hair combs to follow.

art nouveau fashion

art nouveau fashion

lalique moth pendant

lalique moth pendant

lalique cicada pin

lalique cicada pin

lalique dragonfly necklace

lalique dragonfly necklace

lalique necklace

lalique necklace

lalique pendant

lalique pendant

lalique dragonfly pendant

lalique dragonfly pendant

lalique peacock pendant

lalique peacock pendant

lalique skylark pendant

lalique skylark pendant

lalique

lalique

lalique

lalique

lalique

lalique

lalique

lalique

lalique

lalique

lalique

lalique

lalique

lalique

lalique

lalique

POSTERS
The flowery, ornate style was born practically overnight in 1894 when Alphonse Mucha, a Czech artist working in Paris, was pressed to produce a poster for Sarah Bernhardt, the brilliant actress who had taken Paris by storm. His creation was the first masterpiece of Art Nouveau poster design. The poster craze of the 1890s witnessed the spread of poster art to all of Europe and America and with it the Art Nouveau style.

Alfons Mucha

Alfons Mucha

mucha

mucha

mucha

mucha

crescent bicycles

crescent bicycles

mucha

mucha

mucha

mucha

mucha

mucha

adolph hohenste

adolph hohenste

toulouse-lautrec

toulouse-lautrec

toulouse-lautrec

privat livemont

privat livemont

private livemont

private livemont

privat livemont

privat livemont

paul berthon

paul berthon

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