The Symbolism Of Art Nouveau In France And All Of Europe

1282 Words6 Pages
Art Nouveau is a style that swept France and eventually all of Europe from 1889 to 1900, it was considered the most popular style at that time affecting more than just visual art but also affecting interior design, architecture, households and jewellery, making it a very flexible style. It was also a simplistic style that was organic with twisting and ripple lines or floral effect, so everything was flowing and elegant.
According to Debra L Silverman who wrote in her book ‘art nouveau in fin-de-siècle France’ art nouveau had three goals, first to “disrupt the hierarchy of media and to reunite art and craft” second to create a “distinctively modern style” and third to “assert the primary of individual vision over the functions of materials”. Art nouveau
Artist around 1889 started to get bored with the old naturalistic style, art had suddenly become copy and paste, so everywhere artist where itching for something new and bold. Art nouveau was the answer for a generation of people that where fed up with the intellectual art of the past, it provided a chance to feel instead of see. It had a connection with nature with the use of lines and rhythm with the natural patterns and curves from floral and water patterns stimulated creative interests, sometimes symbolically.
As a matter of fact, Art Nouveau was extremely closely linked to Symbolism, it was a movement in which artists tried to show truth using unrealistic or fantastical objects. This could include religious icons or
Open Document