Art Nouveau

Harmonious Line


With its sinuous curving line, asymmetrical composition, and integration of colors, forms, and lettering, this poster by the Belgian industrial designer, Hendrikus Van de Velde, ranks among the icons of the Art Nouveau movement.  In 1898, the General Manager of the Tropon firm, manufacturers of a health supplement developed from egg whites, commissioned Van de Velde to design posters, packaging and other graphic design pieces for the company.  Rather than illustrate people consuming the food additive, Van de Velde enticed viewers’ attention by showing egg whites separating f
Hendrikus Van de Velde, poster, lithograph, Art Nouveau, Belgium

Design for Corsage Ornament


 
Rene Lalique, Siegfried Bing, Hector Guimard, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Art Nouveau, Faberge, Art Deco, Glass, jewelry design

Cooper-Hewitt: Rococo, The Continuing Curve


From its inception, exuberant, organic, and sensuous rococo style has inspired subsequent revivals and new movements. As rococo's influence once again gains momentum, Cooper-Hewitt invites scholars Laura Auricchio and Paul Greenhalgh to discuss the social and cultural histories behind rococo in eighteenth-century France and its revival in Art Nouveau at the end of the nineteenth century.
rococo, continuing curve, Exhibition, 18th century, France, 19th century, revival, Art Nouveau, Laura Auricchio, Paul Greenhalgh, gail davidson, talk, long, public program

Art Nouveau Bing: The Paris Style 1900


An exhibition of 200 art nouveau works in tribute to Siegfried Bing, an entrepreneur and art connoisseur whose Paris gallery, "L'Art Nouveau," became synonymous with the new aesthetic vision he passionately promoted. On display are many of the pieces Bing sold or showed, including prints by Edvard Munch, furniture by Eugène Gaillard, textiles by Liberty of London, glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany, woodcuts by Félix Vallotton. L’Art Nouveau was only open from 1895 to 1904, but left an indelible mark on the art world.
prints, furniture, textiles, Tiffany glass, Siegfried Bing, woodcuts, Art Nouveau, France, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350179

The Jewels of Lalique


Some 200 rare pieces of art nouveau jewelry and works in glass created before World War I by Rene Lalique (1860-1945) are on view. Lalique's work first gained renown in 1900 at the Exposition Universelle in Paris and his jewelry was worn by stars and royalty, including Queen Victoria and Sarah Bernhardt. This exhibition features many rarely-seen pieces and sketches from museums and private collections. This traveling exhibition was organized by Yvonne Brunhammer, curator at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
Art Nouveau, jewelry, Glass, Rene Lalique, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350845

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