Art nouveau– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

Art nouveau– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

Art nouveau

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Art nouveau- Introduction through upper written categories.

These two above written categories, “Renaissance Period” and “By start year / decade” comprise an essential aspect of the life of this artist. Art nouveau is an art style of elite class which played a vital role in Art nouveau renaissance movement.

You would know these things in this article:- Beginning of Art Nouveau architecture (1893–1898), Paris Exposition universelle (1900), Art Nouveau in Belgium and the Netherlands & Stile Liberty in Italy.

There are other art movements such as “Dada,” “Arabesque,” and “Rococo.”which are similar to some extent.

Some artists of Art nouveau come from other art styles such as Alphonse Mucha, Aubrey Beardsley, Antoni Gaudí, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and Hector Guimard.

This art movement (Art nouveau) has many famous paintings/artworks such as “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” “Judith and the Head of Holofernes,” and “Beethoven Frieze.”

If you see the beauty of these paintings, then “The Kiss (Klimt)” comes at first place which is beautiful, “Princess Hyacinth,” sometimes comes at the second place due to its demand.

If you (As a/an Art nouveau student) really want to read comprehensively then read these sections– “Renaissance Period (artistic approach)” and “By start year / decade (Other aspects).”

These categories comprise in-depth knowledge, especially- “Renaissance Period”-A Category.

ART NOUVEAU was an art movement, and if you want to read about Art nouveau comprehensively, then you should also cover its most famous artist– Alphonse Mucha, Aubrey Beardsley, Antoni Gaudí, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and Hector Guimard.

But if you have less time, then you may select- Art nouveau Characteristic section.

Art nouveau- Characteristics

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Art nouveau- 4 Frequently asked questions

  1. What is Art nouveau?

Art nouveau is an art movement, and Art nouveau artist tries to express artistic thought through Art nouveau paintings/artworks.

There are so many artists such as Alphonse Mucha, Aubrey Beardsley, and Antoni Gaudí who defined this art style through their artworks such as “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” “Judith and the Head of Holofernes” and “Beethoven Frieze.”

Thus Art nouveau is a pastiche of many different art styles such as “Dada,” “Arabesque,” “Rococo” etc.

  1. Why is Art nouveau still popular today?

There are two things, the demand of Art nouveau paintings/artworks and fame of Art nouveau artists. Still, there are many artworks which are in huge demand such as “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” “Judith and the Head of Holofernes” and “The Kiss (Klimt).”

Still, there are many European exhibitions which display– “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” “The Kiss (Klimt),” “Beethoven Frieze.”

These Art nouveau paintings show the popularity of this art style. Alphonse Mucha, Hector Guimard, and Antoni Gaudí are other factors of its popularity.

  1. What do you think about Art nouveau?

Art nouveau is an artistic and intellectual art movement which has a complicated history; Art nouveau was the way of expression for “Hector Guimard,” “Antoni Gaudí” and “Alphonse Mucha.”

In philosophy and the history of ideas, this art style is very diverse. See category- “Renaissance Period” and “By start year / decade.”

You would get the depth of this art style, through Art nouveau artworks, artists try to emphasize on the free flow of expression.

Artworks of Art nouveau artists explore the relationship between celebrity culture (Renaissance Period) and visual expression (By start year / decade).

  1. What are the features of Art nouveau?

This art style is trendy; Art nouveau emerged in 1890 as Art nouveau movement when there was artistic standoff among European countries.

Some artists such as “Charles Rennie Mackintosh,” “Alphonse Mucha” and “Hector Guimard.”

Actually, if you want to know the features of Art nouveau movement, then you should read about “Alphonse Mucha” and “Aubrey Beardsley.” And you may also know it by going through these categories- “Renaissance Period” and “By start year / decade.”

These categories cover everything comprehensively.

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Alphonse Mucha

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Art nouveau- Introduction of these artists.

1st ALPHONSE MUCHA– Alphonse Mucha is the artist of Art nouveau art movement who played a vital role in the Art nouveau art movement renaissance, the date of birth of this artist is 24 July 1860, and the place of birth is- Pob1.

This artist is known for/as Munich Academy of Fine Arts (Czech painter, illustrator and graphic artist). Due to regional effect, Paintings of this Art nouveau artist show resemblance with these areas. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Munich Academy of Fine Arts (Czech painter, illustrator and graphic artist).

But still, it’s a beauty of this Art nouveau art movement that you may compare these artworks with each other- “Beethoven Frieze,” “Judith and the Head of Holofernes,” “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” “Princess Hyacinth” and “The Kiss (Klimt).”

Notable works:- Poster of Sarah Bernhardt as Gismonda (1895) & La Dame aux Camélias (1896).

Qualification:- Munich Academy of Fine Arts (Czech painter, illustrator and graphic artist).

2nd AUBREY BEARDSLEY– The date of birth of Aubrey Beardsley is 21 August 1872, this artist was born during Art nouveau period when the Art nouveau art movement was on the peak wherein Aubrey Beardsley had played a vital role in this art movement.

The date of birth of this artist is 21 AUGUST 1872, and the place of birth is- POB2. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Westminster School of Art (English illustrator and author).

Notable works:- The Black Cat, 1894–5 & The Peacock Skirt, 1893.

Qualification:- Westminster School of Art (English illustrator and author).

3rd ANTONI GAUDÍ– This name also emerged during Art nouveau art movement. The artwork demand of Antoni Gaudí is a little bit lesser than Alphonse Mucha.

But the artworks of this artist (Antoni Gaudí) are also very beautiful. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Gaudí attended a nursery school run by Francesc Berenguer (Spanish architect).

Notable works:- Gaudí’s exposition licence 1888 & Gaudí’s funeral (12 June 1926).

Qualification:- Gaudí attended a nursery school run by Francesc Berenguer (Spanish architect).

4th CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH– The artistic qualification of this artist is- Glasgow School of Art (Scottish architect, designer, water colourist).  Charles Rennie Mackintosh is the artist of Art nouveau art movement who also played a vital role in the Art nouveau art movement renaissance.

The date of birth of this artist is 7 June 1868, and the place of birth is pob4. This artist is known for/as Glasgow School of Art (Scottish architect, designer, water colourist).

Notable works:- Scotland Street school in Glasgow & Hill House, Helensburgh, near Glasgow.

Qualification:- Glasgow School of Art (Scottish architect, designer, water colourist).

5th HECTOR GUIMARD– The date of birth of this artist is 10 March 1867, and the artistic qualification of this artist is- Assistant professor in descriptive geometry (French architect). The artworks demand of Hector Guimard is a little bit lesser than Alphonse Mucha.

But then also, paintings of this Art nouveau artist remain in high demand.

Notable works:- Coilliot House, Lille, 1900 & Side chair, 1900.

Qualification:- Assistant professor in descriptive geometry (French architect).

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