Saturday, 4 August 2012

The Art Nouveau style and its era

A largely disparate movement that developed in the late 19th century until the early 20th century, the Art Nouveau (which means "New Art" written in french) as it is commonly known-and even worldwide affected every aspect of aesthetics in a catalytic grade. Despite the universal acceptance of the French term, the German name of the movement "Jugendstil" and Austrian "Secession" is equally acceptable, while other names previously received are remarkable more for historic reference: "Stile Liberty" was called in Italy, "Modern style "and, later, when modernism prevailed," Early Modernism "in America," Modernism "in Spain. Additionally, he was named «stile floreale»-while the actual style was already in bloom- a title deriving from the main decorative element, the curved undulating line, which often develops as a stylized flower and its sublime symbolisms...

Art Nouveau is rarely so fully in control of architecture: 
doorway at place Etienne Pernet, 24 (Paris 15e), 
1905 Alfred Wagon, architect.

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