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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Panic, from Jugend magazine - Arpad Schmidhammer - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Panic, from Jugend magazine
Arpad Schmidhammer
Merlin and Nimue - Aubrey Vincent Beardsley - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Merlin and Nimue
Aubrey Vincent Beardsley
Baby  1917-18 - Gustav Klimt - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Baby 1917-18
Gustav Klimt
Alice Sleeping, illustration from Alice in Wonderland... - Pecoud - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Alice Sleeping, illustration from Alice in Wonderland...
Pecoud
Dreams - Aubrey Vincent Beardsley - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Dreams
Aubrey Vincent Beardsley
A Drug Addict Injecting Herself - Eugene Grasset - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
A Drug Addict Injecting Herself
Eugene Grasset
Job - Alphonse Maria Mucha - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Job
Alphonse Maria Mucha
A Musician - Eugene Grasset - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
A Musician
Eugene Grasset
Boxing, 1920 - Jean Routier - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Boxing, 1920
Jean Routier
A Group of Vultures waiting for the storm to blow over... - Thomas Nast - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
A Group of Vultures waiting for the storm to blow over...
Thomas Nast
Belle Jardiniere Calendar  Decembre - Eugene Grasset - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Belle Jardiniere Calendar Decembre
Eugene Grasset
Cartoons featuring William Marcy Boss Tweed James Ingersoll... - Thomas Nast - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Cartoons featuring William Marcy Boss Tweed James Ingersoll...
Thomas Nast

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