Art Nouveau is an international movement and style of art, architecture and applied art-especially the decorative arts-that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890-1905). The name 'Art nouveau' is French for 'new art'. It is also known as Jugendstil, German for 'youth style', named after the magazine Jugend, which promoted it, and in Italy, Stile Liberty from the department store in London, Liberty & Co., which popularized the style. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it is characterized by organic, especially floral and other plant-inspired motifs, as well as highly-stylized, flowing curvilinear forms. Art Nouveau is an approach to design according to which artists should work on everything from architecture to furniture, making art part of everyday life.

The movement was strongly influenced by Czech artist Alphonse Mucha, when Mucha produced a lithographed poster, which appeared on 1 January 1895 in the streets of Paris as an advertisement for the play Gismonda by Victorien Sardou, starring Sarah Bernhardt. It was an overnight sensation, and announced the new artistic style and its creator to the citizens of Paris. Initially called the Style Mucha, (Mucha Style), this soon became known as Art Nouveau.

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The White Rabbit, illustration from Alice in Wonderland... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
The White Rabbit, illustration from Alice in Wonderland...
John Tenniel
Alice with the Duchess, illustration from Alice in... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Alice with the Duchess, illustration from Alice in...
John Tenniel
The Good Samaritan - Ferdinand Hodler - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
The Good Samaritan
Ferdinand Hodler
Poster advertising Absinthe Blanqui - Nover - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Poster advertising Absinthe Blanqui
Nover
Wood Nymph - Lucien Levy-Dhurmer - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Wood Nymph
Lucien Levy-Dhurmer
The Mad Hatter and the March Hare putting the Dormouse... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
The Mad Hatter and the March Hare putting the Dormouse...
John Tenniel
The Mock Turtle and the Gryphon, illustration from... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
The Mock Turtle and the Gryphon, illustration from...
John Tenniel
A Revolt of French Anarchists in Guyana, illustration... - Oswaldo Tofani - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
A Revolt of French Anarchists in Guyana, illustration...
Oswaldo Tofani
The Mad Hatter, Hare, the King and Alice, illustration... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
The Mad Hatter, Hare, the King and Alice, illustration...
John Tenniel
Belle Jardiniere Calendar  Juin - Eugene Grasset - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Belle Jardiniere Calendar Juin
Eugene Grasset
Mr Collins and Elizabeth, from Pride and Prejudice... - Hugh Thomson - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Mr Collins and Elizabeth, from Pride and Prejudice...
Hugh Thomson
Dr Emile Roux 1853-1933 and Diphtheria - Colomb B. Moloch - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Dr Emile Roux 1853-1933 and Diphtheria
Colomb B. Moloch

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