ART NOUVEA2 - progressive Arts and Crafts movement, but was...

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ART NOUVEAU KEY DATES: late 1800s This describes a decorative style popular from the last decade of the 19th century to the beginning of  the First World War. It was characterised by an elaborate ornamental style based on asymmetrical  lines, frequently depicting flowers, leaves or tendrils, or in the flowing hair of a female. It can be seen  most effectively in the decorative arts, for example interior design, glasswork and jewellery. However,  it was also seen in posters and illustration as well as certain paintings and sculptures of the period. The movement took its name from La Maison de l'Art Nouveau in Paris, a shop keen to promote  modern ideas in art. It was influenced by the Symbolists most obviously in their shared preference  for exotic detail, as well as by Celtic and Japanese art. Art Nouveau flourished in Britain with its 
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Unformatted text preview: progressive Arts and Crafts movement, but was highly successful all around the world. The leading exponents included the illustrators Aubrey Beardsley and Walter Crane in England; the architects Henry van de Velde and Victor Horta in Belgium; the jewellery designer Ren Lalique in France; the painter Gustav Klimt in Austria; the architect Antonio Gaud in Spain; and the glassware designer Louis C. Tiffany and the architect Louis Sullivan in the United States. Its most common themes were symbolic and frequently erotic and the movement, despite not lasting beyond 1914 was important in terms of the development of abstract art. REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS: Gustav Klimt Alphonse Mucha Aubrey Beardsley Antonio Gaud Hector Guimard Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec...
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