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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Belle Jardiniere Calendar  Fevrier - Eugene Grasset - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Belle Jardiniere Calendar Fevrier
Eugene Grasset
The Mad Hatter, illustration from Alices Adventures... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
The Mad Hatter, illustration from Alices Adventures...
John Tenniel
Poster advertising a Peugeot Racing Car, c.1918 - Rene Vincent - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Poster advertising a Peugeot Racing Car, c.1918
Rene Vincent
Dick Whittington 1358-1423 and his cat, from Peeps... - Trelleek - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Dick Whittington 1358-1423 and his cat, from Peeps...
Trelleek
Two Standing Women. Design for Documents décoratifs... - Alphonse Maria Mucha - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Two Standing Women. Design for Documents décoratifs...
Alphonse Maria Mucha
Elegant evening dress for men and women, illustration... - Edouard Touraine - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Elegant evening dress for men and women, illustration...
Edouard Touraine
Poster advertising Aurea perfume shop, Paris-Bruxelles... - Armand Jean-Baptiste Segaud - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Poster advertising Aurea perfume shop, Paris-Bruxelles...
Armand Jean-Baptiste Segaud
The Mad Hatters Tea Party, illustration from Alices... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
The Mad Hatters Tea Party, illustration from Alices...
John Tenniel
Alice and the Red Queen, illustration from Alice in... - Pecoud - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Alice and the Red Queen, illustration from Alice in...
Pecoud
Una and the Lion - Septimus Edwin Scott - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Una and the Lion
Septimus Edwin Scott
Alice and the Frog, illustration from Through the Looking... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Alice and the Frog, illustration from Through the Looking...
John Tenniel
Documents décoratifs. Plate 38. 1902 - Alphonse Maria Mucha - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Documents décoratifs. Plate 38. 1902
Alphonse Maria Mucha

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