art nou·veau | är(t) nü-ˈvō
Art Nouveau is known for its flowing style with sinuous curves and naturalistic motifs.
Art Nouveau, in English referred to as the “Modern Style”, is an international form of art, applied art, architecture, and decorative arts. Most marketable between 1890 and 1910, art nouveau was a response against the 19th century eclecticism, academic art, and historicism. The primary objective of art nouveau was to differentiate fine arts (specifically sculpture and painting) and applied arts. Art nouveau is commonly used in jewelry, interior design, furniture, graphic arts, ceramics, glass art, textiles, and metal work. Art nouveau was originally focused on the winding curvature of flowers and various plantlife. However, it was also inspired by dynamism and movement, representing whiplash lines. Art nouveau is also used via modern materials, such as glass, iron, ceramics and concrete.