Art Nouveau Characteristics

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Art Nouveau Art Nouveau first appeared in the Belgian art journal L’Art Moderne in 1884 to describe the work of Les Vingt, a society of 20 progressive artists that included James Ensor .Art nouveau peaked in the late 19th century. Art Nouveau was a global art movement and style based on organic forms. It peaked in popularity at the fin de siècle of the late 19th century (1890–1905), and continued until the First World War.
Characteristics of Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau is by the graceful curving lines. Some structures seem almost organic, rising from the ground in swelling and undulating forms. Lines stretch and then bend back on themselves to create a form sometimes called a whiplash curve.
• Line:
Art Nouveau design displays some
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Prior to the Bauhaus movement, fine arts such as architecture and design were held in higher esteem than craftsmanship (i.e., painting, woodworking, etc.
The characteristics of Bauhaus
• Minimalist
• Geometrical
• Hand crafted (but looks like it is mass produced)
• Anti-ornament

• Shape:
The Bauhaus movement uses geometric shapes to portray its style. As seen from the image above triangles are seen and looking furfure in more images many geometric shapes are seen.
• Texture:
Looking at the Bauhaus movement I saw that a visually implied texture is captured. The geometric shapes are a nice examples of implied texture.

De Stijl Die Stijl was founded in 1917. The artists most recognized with the movement were the painters Theo van Doesburg, who was also a writer and a critic, and Piet Mondrian, along with the architect Gerrit Reitveld. The movement proposed ultimate simplicity and abstraction through which they could express a Utopian idea of harmony and order. The harmony and order was established through a reduction of elements to pure geometric forms and primary colours
Characteristics of De

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