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 Chess Players, illustration from Through the Looking... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
The Chess Players, illustration from Through the Looking...
John Tenniel
President Kruger, front cover of Le Petit Journal,... - Oswaldo Tofani - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
President Kruger, front cover of Le Petit Journal,...
Oswaldo Tofani
10 Ans de Courses les Marques Victorieuses 1897-1907 - Ernest Montaut - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
10 Ans de Courses les Marques Victorieuses 1897-1907
Ernest Montaut
Cartoon of The Civil Rights Bill - Thomas Nast - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Cartoon of The Civil Rights Bill
Thomas Nast
Vasco de Gama- The Man who found the Cape Route to... - Dudley C. Tennant - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Vasco de Gama- The Man who found the Cape Route to...
Dudley C. Tennant
Alice and the Mouse Swimming in the Pool of Tears,... - Pecoud - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Alice and the Mouse Swimming in the Pool of Tears,...
Pecoud
Lady With Fan - Gustav Klimt - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Lady With Fan
Gustav Klimt
The Fish-Footman Delivering an Invitation to the Duchess... - John Tenniel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
The Fish-Footman Delivering an Invitation to the Duchess...
John Tenniel
8th Sokol Festival. 1912 - Alphonse Maria Mucha - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
8th Sokol Festival. 1912
Alphonse Maria Mucha
Belle Jardiniere Calendar  Aout - Eugene Grasset - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Belle Jardiniere Calendar Aout
Eugene Grasset
Alice Sleeping, illustration from Alice in Wonderland... - Pecoud - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Alice Sleeping, illustration from Alice in Wonderland...
Pecoud
Panic, from Jugend magazine - Arpad Schmidhammer - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Panic, from Jugend magazine
Arpad Schmidhammer

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