Art Nouveau : A Movement That Swept Through The Decorative Arts And Architecture

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Art Nouveau

Art nouveau was a movement that swept through the decorative arts and architecture in late 18th and early 20th centuries. It began as a reaction against the historical emphasis of 19th century. Often 1905 is known as the end of Art Nouveau
Art nouveau originated in London and was variously called Jugendstil in Germany, Sezessionstil in Austria, as Modern (Модерн) in Russia, Modernismo in Spain and Stile Liberty in Italy,full stop Many of these terms refer to the idea of "newness. Its permanent name was derived from the Paris shop of Samuel (Siegfried) Bing. La Maison de l’Art nouveau, founded in 1895. Many names refer specifically to the organic forms of this kind of art such as Stile Floreal ("floral style"), Lilienstil ("lily style"), Style Nouille ("noodle style"), Paling Stijl ("eel style"), and Wellenstil ("wave style") at last the name was formed as “Art Nouveau”.
An idea behind Art Nouveau was to bring art to every aspect of life, removing the dividing line between art and commerce, between beauty and utility and most importantly, between the elite and the public, making art available to everyone, not just the rich.
“Art Nouveau” style was not limited to paintings but, nowadays we can see this style as a form of architecture of buildings, sculpture and jewellery, glass work, ceramics and statues .
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