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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Alice and the Red Queen, illustration from Through... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Alice and the Red Queen, illustration from Through...
John Tenniel
Alice and the Caterpillar, illustration from Alice... - Pecoud - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Alice and the Caterpillar, illustration from Alice...
Pecoud
The sharing of the cake between the Lion and the Unicorn... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
The sharing of the cake between the Lion and the Unicorn...
John Tenniel
Very Green and Very Innocent, from Bubbles in Birdland... - G.E. Shepheard - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Very Green and Very Innocent, from Bubbles in Birdland...
G.E. Shepheard
The Kiss - Gustav Klimt - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
The Kiss
Gustav Klimt
Happy Families, card game, based on designs by John... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Happy Families, card game, based on designs by John...
John Tenniel
Cyclamens in a Glass 1930s - Janos Vaszary - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Cyclamens in a Glass 1930s
Janos Vaszary
Alice and the White Knight, illustration from Alice... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Alice and the White Knight, illustration from Alice...
John Tenniel
The Flight of Faust and Mephistopheles, 1896 - Mikhail Aleksandrovich Vrubel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
The Flight of Faust and Mephistopheles, 1896
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Vrubel
Pansies - Ferdinand Hodler - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Pansies
Ferdinand Hodler
'J'ai baise ta bouche, Jokanaan (I kissed your mouth... - Aubrey Vincent Beardsley - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
'J'ai baise ta bouche, Jokanaan (I kissed your mouth...
Aubrey Vincent Beardsley
Alice meets the Dodo, illustration from Alices Adventures... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Alice meets the Dodo, illustration from Alices Adventures...
John Tenniel

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