A little Art Nouveau for the New Year

One of my favorite artistic styles is Art Nouveau, popularized between the years of 1890-1910. It had various origins in Europe, and started as a resistance to Revival art (think of highly ornate, Gothic cathedrals). Art Nouveau has simpler features, although many designs feature intricacies of a different sort. A few of my favorite Art Nouveau artists are Alphonse Mucha and Gustave Klimt. If you’re looking for artwork with florals, gold, fantasy-like design, Art Nouveau might be something to look into:

Klimt
klimt.adele-bloch-bauer

Klimt
the-kiss-1908(1)

Mucha
alphonse+mucha

Mucha
alphonse_mucha_dance

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