Sunday, October 16, 2011

Art Nouveau

from w
Perhaps I really belong in a past century as the kind of art I really like is Art Nouveau - from about 1890 to 1910 - the flat shapes, the romanticism, the shifts from nature to people, the curved lines, Klimp, Beardsley, book-plates of that time, stained glass. They seemed to be influenced by Japanese art as well as a kind of looking back to Camelot. Mostly they drew women, not men. Last week I picked up a book on Art Nouveau that was being recycled and perhaps I'll give it back again but not to the dumpster. Even the architect Gaudi is classified as 'art nouveau'.



Blogger Penny said...

No not to the dumpster, this looks like a wonderful book, I too love Art Nouveau. Saw the Viennese exhibition in Melbourne when we were there, some lovely and some not so lovely stuff. Loved the Klimps.
Beardsley is also a favorite.

9:32 PM  
Blogger annie said...

Fantastic, Wendy. I love the way they do swirly hair...And lamps, too.

6:14 PM  

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