Art Nouveau gives a name to the decorative and architectural style developed in the 1880s and 1890s in the West. Born in reaction to the Industrial Revolution and to the creative vacuum it left behind, Art Nouveau was at the heart of a “renaissance” in the decorative arts. The primary objective of the movement was the creation of a new aesthetic of nature through a return to the study of natural subjects. In order to achieve this, artists such as Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Antoni Gaudí, Jan Toorop, and William Morris favoured innovation in technique and novelty of forms. After its triumph at the Paris Universal Exposition in 1900, the trend continued and has inspired many artists ever since. Art Deco, the successor of Art Nouveau, appeared after World War II.
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1900 Universal Exposition aesthetic Albert Museum Antoni Gaudí Antonin architect architecture Art Nouveau artists Arts and Crafts Aubrey Beardsley Barcelona Beardsley’s beautiful Belgian Belgium Bing’s bronze Brussels cameo glass ceramics Charles Rennie Mackintosh created decorative art designed Ecole Emile Gallé enamel England Eugène Grasset exhibited Exposition in Paris exquisite façade factory France French furniture Georges de Feure Germany Glasgow Gretha Arwas collection Gustav Klimt Gustave Serrurier-Bovy Hector Guimard henceforth Henri interior Jan Toorop jewellery Khnopff L’Art later Liège London Louis Majorelle Macklowe Gallery Marquetry masters Moser Mucha’s Musée d’Orsay nationale de Sèvres Oil on canvas ornamentation painter painting Palais Pavilion Peacock polychrome porcelain poster Private collection produced René Lalique Robert Zehil collection Russian Salon Sarah Bernhardt School of Nancy Secession studied Table Lamp talent taste Tiffany & Co tradition trend Vase Vasnetsov Velde Victor and Gretha Victor Horta Victoria and Albert Vienna Wilde’s wood York