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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Cartoon featuring William Marcy Boss Tweed 1823-78 - Thomas Nast - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Cartoon featuring William Marcy Boss Tweed 1823-78
Thomas Nast
Demon and Angel with Tamara's Soul, 1891 - Mikhail Aleksandrovich Vrubel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Demon and Angel with Tamara's Soul, 1891
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Vrubel
La Plante Et Ses Applications Ornementales - Eugene Grasset - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
La Plante Et Ses Applications Ornementales
Eugene Grasset
Apple Tree I - Gustav Klimt - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Apple Tree I
Gustav Klimt
Three Happy Family cards depicting characters from... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Three Happy Family cards depicting characters from...
John Tenniel
Alice in the Looking Glass House, illustration from... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Alice in the Looking Glass House, illustration from...
John Tenniel
Tiger Lily, from Through the Looking Glass by Lewis... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Tiger Lily, from Through the Looking Glass by Lewis...
John Tenniel
The Shower of Cards, illustration from Alice in Wonderland... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
The Shower of Cards, illustration from Alice in Wonderland...
John Tenniel
Events in Madagascar The Repatriation of French troops... - Oswaldo Tofani - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Events in Madagascar The Repatriation of French troops...
Oswaldo Tofani
You Came Just in Time, said the Witch, illustration... - Monro Scott Orr - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
You Came Just in Time, said the Witch, illustration...
Monro Scott Orr
The Conquest of America by Sarah Bernhardt, cartoon... - Albert Robida - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
The Conquest of America by Sarah Bernhardt, cartoon...
Albert Robida
Krieg im Frieden War in Peace time, poster celebrating... - M. Louise Stowell - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Krieg im Frieden War in Peace time, poster celebrating...
M. Louise Stowell

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