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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Pearl oyster 1904 - Mikhail Aleksandrovich Vrubel - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Pearl oyster 1904
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Vrubel
The Modern Style Road, from The Twentieth Century,... - Albert Robida - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
The Modern Style Road, from The Twentieth Century,...
Albert Robida
Austria - Alphonse Maria Mucha - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Austria
Alphonse Maria Mucha
Merlin and Nimue - Aubrey Vincent Beardsley - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Merlin and Nimue
Aubrey Vincent Beardsley
Drawing for Two Emblems for Ver Sacrum (Nuda Veritas)... - Gustav Klimt - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Drawing for Two Emblems for Ver Sacrum (Nuda Veritas)...
Gustav Klimt
Job - Alphonse Maria Mucha - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Job
Alphonse Maria Mucha
The Ridiculed Kiss, 1908 - Konstantin Andreevic Somov - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
The Ridiculed Kiss, 1908
Konstantin Andreevic Somov
Poster advertising Paul and Gounelle fertiliser - Raoul Vion - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Poster advertising Paul and Gounelle fertiliser
Raoul Vion
Two Rooks Feeding in a Tree - Madeline Wyndham - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Two Rooks Feeding in a Tree
Madeline Wyndham
Alice, the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle, illustration... - Pecoud - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Alice, the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle, illustration...
Pecoud
Fox Hunting, front cover, issue 12 of Monsieur magazine... - Maurice Taquoy - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
Fox Hunting, front cover, issue 12 of Monsieur magazine...
Maurice Taquoy
A Bomb at the Cafe Terminus, the Arrest of the Assassin... - Oswaldo Tofani - www.art-nouveau-in-art.org
A Bomb at the Cafe Terminus, the Arrest of the Assassin...
Oswaldo Tofani

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