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Elegant design nuance of Art Nouveau

 

 

Art-Nouveau elegant design

 

 

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Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat, Bourg-la-Reine, France

Jean-Pierre Dalbéra – flickr

 

 

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Hotel Bouctot Vagniez, Amiens, France – Art Nouveau fireplace

When I saw this stunning Art Nouveau fireplace, I was immediately inspired to do another article on the fascinating Art Nouveau, fleshed out with other images from this remarkable genre.

 

 

The allure of Art Nouveau

 

At the dawn of the 20th century, the Art Nouveau artistic movement was thriving and peaked in popularity from 1890-1905. It was characterized by distinctive plant, insect and animal motifs that were presented with stylized forms, and accentuated with sensuous, curvilinear details mixed with the abstract and asymmetrical. These were further highlighted by sudden ‘whiplash’ curves, angular contours and other graphical maneuvers adding to the elegant grandeur. This revolutionary reaction to the eclectic, historical and academic styles of nineteenth-century art was embraced by a diversity of artists and craftspeople wanting to move towards new styling for the ‘modern age’ of the 20th Century. Its pervasive influence was witnessed with the participation of painters, illustrators, sculptors, architects, ironworkers, furniture designers, interior decorators, potters, jewelry designers — in fact, nearly every kind of artist-craftsman.
The organic naturalism of Art Nouveau, with its intricate patterns of vines, flowers, tree branches and other botanical aspects reflected the late 19th Century European fascination with Japonism (Japanese arts), which had been particularly popularized with ukiyo-e (woodblock) prints and the sophisticated aestheticism of the Japanese ceramics.

 

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Porcelain Leaf Vase by Paul Dachsel for Ernst Wahliss Co

 

The flowing, graceful style of Art Nouveau was promoted through its use in architectural features, being visible with balconies, staircases, doorways, facades, wrought iron gates, lampposts and railings, all displayed with rich details and superb craftsmanship. Every time you entered the Paris Metro you were confronted with a beautiful Art Nouveau entrance designed by Guimard. The genre was also highly visible with the embellishment of panels, ceilings, borders, friezes and walls with elaborate images of animals, insects, flowers, lush decorative details and other inspirations from nature. The use of exquisitely ornate typography in the popular Art Nouveau posters and advertising was also a poignant feature.

 

Art-Nouveau-staircase at Gorky House Museum in Moscow

Gorky House Museum, Moscow

 

Yesterday upon the stairs
Glanced a forest full of maidens bare
Nymphs and fairies dwelt there to
Enchanting world this art nouveau

 

There was a collective desire at the beginning of the 20th century for the newly rich to decorate and enhance their dwellings in an innovative style, combined with people beginning to appreciate furniture, interior and decorative products as entwined parameters in an environment that could be integrated through design. The sumptuous, stylized creations of the distinctive Art Nouveau seemed to be a perfect fit. The sheer sensuality of line and delicate interplay of color provided the lavish design elements that were craved along with the diversity of choice. Original styles abounded with entertaining fantasies populated with a remarkable array of exotic motifs, including peacocks, parrots, dragons, beguiling women, lilies, wild roses and butterflies on offer.
The curvaceous, sinuous lines and geometric patterns adapted naturally to the curves of ceramic vases as it did with precious stones and the intricate details of metal jewelry. Art Nouveau ushered in a liberated design era with its influence spreading to subsequent forms of modernist art, style innovation and awareness that has perpetuated to this day.

 

 

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 Amphora Iris vase

 

 

 

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Belle Epoque Carved Agate, Pearl, Gold Naiad (fresh water mermaid) and Sturgeons jewellry brooch

Tadema Gallery

 

 

 

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Amphora Art Nouveau figurine

 

 

 

Saules-soleil-couchant-( sun setting Saules ) vase Daum-Nancy

Saules soleil couchant-(sun setting in Saules) vase Daum-Nancy

 

 

 

 

Zsolnay-Art-Nouveau-teapotTurkish coffee server with lid c. 1880Hand-painted majolica undulating leaves and buds...

Turkish coffee server with lid by Zsolnay, Hungry

c. 1880 – Hand-painted majolica with undulating leaves and buds

 

 

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‘Reine Des Pres’ vase – Louis Chalon

1901

 

 

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‘Three Graces’ eosin lustre dish – Zsolnay

 

 

 

 

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Royal Vienna – Turn Ernst Wahliss Art Nouveau Slip Glazed Majolica Vase

1910

 

 

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Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Vase

 

 

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Zsolnay eosin vase with raised relief dancing female figures

 

 

 

Rosenthal Germany Rare Figurine Temple Dedication by F. Liebermann, circa 1914---City-Antik-Vienna

 ‘Temple Dedication’ by F. Liebermann, Rosenthal Germany

circa 1914—City Antik, Vienna

 

 

 

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Calla Lily Vase. Glazed & Gilt Pottery. Paul Dachsel

Turn Teplitz,  Austria. Circa 1906 – height 14″

 

 

 

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‘Deceit’ – Patten Wilson

1898

 

 

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‘Moon Alley’,-  John Atkinson Grimshaw

1878

 

 

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Art Nouveau brooch – Luis Masriera

 

 

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wmf Art Nouveau pewter twin handled vase

circa 1906, Christies

 

 

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Teplitz Art Nouveau centrepiece – Eduard Stellmacher

 

 

 

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‘Allégorie’ vase by Amphora Werke Reissner

1900

 

 

 

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 Porcelain Figural Candle holder – Ernst Wahliss

 

 

 

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Royal Dux Porcelain Figurine

 

 

 

 

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Bronze two light Sconce on Marquetry Easel – Georges Flamand French Art Nouveau

Macklowe Gallery NY

 

 

 

Gustav Manz for F. Walter Lawrence Art Nouveau Chimera Brooch-Vintage Luxury

Gustav Manz for F. Walter Lawrence Art Nouveau Chimera Brooch

 

 

 

 

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Hotel Bouctot Vagniez, Amiens

 

 

 

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Eternal Entwined–peridot and pearl Serpent Brooch  – Karl Rothmuller

Tadema-Gallery—1900

 

 

 

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Loïe Fuller, 1900

 

 

 

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Alabaster Lamp of an Art Nouveau woman – carved by O. Rossi, Italy circa 1920

 

 

 

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 ‘LE Secret’  –  Charles Korschann, an Art Nouveau Two Patina Bronze Clock

1897

Robert Zehil Gallery, Monte Carlo

 

 

 

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Black Lacquer and Gold Screen- Art Deco/Art Nouveau – Paul Feher

 

 

 

 

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Amphora reptile textured ceramic vase

 

 

 

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Elvira Studio Art Nouveau facade designed by August Endell

Munich 1897 ( destroyed in 1944)

 

 

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Amphora art nouveau vase

 

 

 

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Art Nouveau pendant -Maison Vever

 

 

 

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Art Nouveau Sang de Boeuf Gourd Vase by Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat

Jason Jacques Gallery-NY

 

 

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Art Nouveau Porcelain Jardinière by Amphora, Teplitz

1900-1910

 

 

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Parisian Art Nouveau entrance

 

 

 

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Art Nouveau Blood Vine Pitcher by Léon Kann for Sèvres

1stDibs Jason Jacques Gallery-NY

 

 

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Art Nouveau/Art Deco marble mantel clock—Ruyten

 

 

 

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Art Nouveau figural  vase – Amphora

 

 

 

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Art Nouveau Amphora Figurative Vase Centerpiece Bowl

A Touch of The Past Antiques

 

 

 

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Art Nouveau Amphora Blow Out Portrait Vase

Austria, 1900

 

 

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 ‘Sweet Pea with Bust of a Woman’ Lorgnette Handle gold-enamel-cast glass. Art Nouveau ~ Rene Lalique 1899-1900

via ‘The Jewels of Lalique’ Yvonne Brunhammer

 

 

 

 

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Arial—Graal Vase by Edvin Ohrstrom for Orrefors

 

 

 

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Austrian Art Nouveau figural winged nymph lamp

 

 

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Amphora Winter Snow Art Nouveau Vase by Ernst Wahliss

 

 

 

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Ceramic footed vase with owl – Amphora

 

 

 

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Amphora vase – crowned female motif

 

 

 

Art-Deco-Art Nouveau Medallion-by-Pierre Turin

Octagonal medallion sculpted by Pierre Turin

 

 

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Amphora Klimt vase

1901

 

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Amphora ceramic gourd vase twin dragon old handles

 

 

 

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Art Nouveau bird motif vessel with mermaid handle

 

 

 

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Amphora vase

 

 

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Vase soliflore by Amphora Werke Reissner

1900

 

 

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Quad gold handled Amphora vase

 

 

 

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Amphora Ceramics Art Nouveau Figural Vide Poche dish

 

 

 

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Amphora Gres Bijou Pitcher

 

 

 

Amphora-Ceramic-Green Dragon-Vase

Amphora dragon vase

 

 

 

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Amphora Art Nouveau Vase

Circa 1898

1stDibs Very Vintage LA Gallery

 

 

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Amphora Allegory Portrait vase

Chasen Antiques

 

 

 

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Art Nouveau Gourd Vase by Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat

19th C.

1stDibs Jason Jacques NY

 

 

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Plique A Jour Butterfly Nude Lady Brooch