In my last semester here at UT, I’ve been taking a few art and design history classes. Although much of the information at this point is a repeat, some of it is quite interesting and compelling. The struggle for me in these classes is always finding something new and interesting to write a research paper on! Luckily, we have been going over one of my favorite topics lately – Art Nouveau – and I think from the pictures below, you’ll understand why I am too excited to write about this design style.
The quintessential example of Art Nouveau design, Victor Horta’s Hotel Tassel.
Art Nouveau’s main feature is its flowing curved lines that entwine every design imaginable. Staircases, train stations, even people in posters are formed out of beautiful curvilinear lines.
Metro Station in Paris by Hector Guimard
Although this movement formalized itself in design, it was really a cultural movement about change in a way of working together. The curved line trademark symbolized the free-flowing change and collaboration that was happening between many prominent artists and designers of that time.
Every Art Nouveau poster is beautiful, but I particularly love this one because it reminds me of Moulin Rouge, one of my favorite movies!
Although we normally do French Country along with Baroque and Rococo at the shop, just thought I’d give you a quick peek in to a few of my other obsessions. Hope you’re having a fantastic Thursday 🙂