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A companion piece to my much admired colleague Flanderian's Art Deco! As much as I adore Deco, still, if obliged to choose (and mercifully I am not) then I would be obliged choose Nouveau. Here are a few fine examples of the form:

Mucha




Klimt



Beardsley




Fanta

 
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culverwood

Super Member
I was an Art Nouveau man and still have some pieces but now collect Art Deco in a small way.



I would have classified your last picture of the window and sculpture as Jugenstill, still Art Noveau but with a Germanic/Scandinavian slant.
 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
Art Nouveau was my first love, and I remain fond of it.

Beardsley was incomparable, and I still love his work.



The Scotsman, Mackintosh, often overlooked.













Guimard's art, still alive today in the lovely Paris Metro stations -





And last, but not least, Gaudi, the Catlan who discovered LSD. ;)










 

Chouan

Honors Member
Art Nouveau was my first love, and I remain fond of it.

Beardsley was incomparable, and I still love his work.



The Scotsman, Mackintosh, often overlooked.













Guimard's art, still alive today in the lovely Paris Metro stations -





And last, but not least, Gaudi, the Catlan who discovered LSD. ;)










Indeed. Modernista.
 

Shaver

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A beautiful hybrid, whilst the overall theme is neo-Gothic there are nouveaux flourishes informing the designs (most especially the metal fixtures) of Manchester's John Rylands Library.




 
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culverwood

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Similarly William Morris, without whom the Nouveau movement may not have blossomed:
I was mad about William Morris when I was younger and visited all his haunts the Red House, Kelmscott Manor etc.

He was a true Renaissance man: businessman, socialist, printer, artist, writer. He gets far too little credit these days for his achievements.
 
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Shaver

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I was mad about William Morris when I was younger and visited all his haunts the Red House, Kelmscott Manor etc.

He was a true Renaissance man: businessman, socialist, printer, artist, writer. He get far too little credit these days for his achievements.
Absolutely - a visionary.

A small brewery town in which I lived for several years (Tadcaster) has a lovely little church on the river bank with a (largely unknown) Morris stained glass window - marvellous.
 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
Thanks to all for these additional beautiful images, and especially for reminding me of William Morris with whom I am not very familiar. I was aware of his work in graphic arts, most notably papers, but had no idea as to the breadth of his work. I take particular pleasure in The John Rylands Library, which I had never seen, and consider magnificent!
 

Gurdon

Moderator
Thank you everyone for the delightful images. I arrived at university knowing little about art history and virtually nothing about Art Nouveau. As an art major all was brought prominently to my attention. I maintain a fondness for Art Nouveau in all its variants and have managed to see a good bit of many examples. It was, for me, especially fulfilling to get to Barcelona to see Gaudi's work in person, and to Paris and see the Metro stations in situ. Am surprised no one has mentioned Simon Rodia's concrete towers in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Best Gurdon
 
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