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By Jean Lahor

Artwork Nouveau designates an ornamental and architectural type built within the Eighteen Eighties and Nineties within the West. Born in response to the economic revolution and to the inventive vacuum left in the back of in its wake, paintings Nouveau was once on the center of a "renaissance" within the ornamental arts. the first target of the circulate was once the construction of a brand new aesthetic of Nature via a go back to the examine of normal topics. so one can accomplish that, such artists as Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Antoni Gaudi, Jan Toorop, and William Morris favoured innovation in strategy and novelty of types.

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Germany also exhibited beautiful stained glass windows, whose design, manufacture, and colour brought honour to Professor Geiger (from Fribourg), as well as Llebert (from Dresden), and Luthé (from Frankfurt). As for glass, need we remind you of the exquisite work of the engraver Karl Köpping, who produced glasses on long, refined, slender stems like flowers, charming in both form and colour? qxp 4/2/2007 7:36 PM Gustav Klimt, Nuda Veritas, 1899. Oil on canvas, 252 x 56 cm. Österreichisches Theatermuseum, Vienna.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Victor Prouvé, Salammbô, 1893. Mosaic leather and bronze. Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy, Nancy. qxp 3/30/2007 4:44 PM René Lalique, Winged Female Figure, c. 1899. Private collection, New York. Hector Guimard, Castel Béranger, detail of entry and door to courtyard, 1895. Paris. qxp 3/30/2007 2:18 PM Page 39 II. Art Nouveau at the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris H istory has selected England, Belgium and France as the undisputed primary sources of Art Nouveau’s development in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but contemporaries were unaware of this supremacy.

Qxp 3/30/2007 2:17 PM Paul Berthon, Liane de Pougy aux Folies-Bergère. Colour lithograph. Victor and Gretha Arwas collection. Eugène Grasset, Snow-drop. Plate 32 from Plantes et leurs applications ornementales (Plants and their Application to Ornament), 1897. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Victor Prouvé, Salammbô, 1893. Mosaic leather and bronze. Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy, Nancy. qxp 3/30/2007 4:44 PM René Lalique, Winged Female Figure, c. 1899. Private collection, New York. Hector Guimard, Castel Béranger, detail of entry and door to courtyard, 1895.

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