Art Nouveau

Image: Alphonse Mucha, Les Fleurs (1898)

Art Nouveau was an international movement that revolutionized decorative arts. It embraced natural forms in the face of modernization, industrialization, and urbanization. Art Nouveau combined modern materials with the asymmetry and curvilinearity of the natural world. It integrated aesthetics into everyday objects and spaces. French for “New Art,” Art Nouveau spread throughout the world and influenced aesthetics for centuries to come, most notably “hippie” aesthetics of the 1960s.

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