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Mamluke ADMIN October 3, 2012
Welcome to the Art Nouveau group!

Group Description

Art Nouveau. Get yours at
Bienvenue! This group is for Art Nouveau in all of its forms, both architectural, artistic, domestic and portable. You may include both your own Art Nouveau photographs and those of others illustrating Art Nouveau.

The Art Nouveau style appeared in the early 1880s and was gone by the eve of the First World War. For a brief, brilliant moment, Art Nouveau was a shimmering presence in urban centers throughout Europe and North America. It was the style of the age--seen on public buildings and advertisements, inside private homes and outside street cafés--adorning the life of the city.

Art Nouveau was a response to the radical changes caused by the rapid urban growth and technological advances that followed the Industrial Revolution.

The name derives from the Maison de l'Art Nouveau, an interior design gallery opened in Paris in 1896, but in fact the movement had different names throughout Europe. In Germany it was known as 'Jugendstil', from the magazine Diejugend (Youth) published from 1896; in Italy 'Stile Liberty' (after the London store, Liberty Style) or 'Floreale'; in Spain 'Modernista', in Austria 'Sezessionstil' and, paradoxically, in France the English term 'Modern Style' was often used, emphasizing the English origins of the movement.

Other Groups involving Art Nouveau to check out:
Victor Horta:
Art Nouveau Art:
Jugenstil-Art Nouveau:
Belle Époque Illustration:

and I could only find one group on Beaux Arts style-the sometimes competing confusing art movement about the same time (and earlier) than Art Nouveau:
Beaux Arts Architecture:

An illustrator who operated in this period and excelled -
J.C. Leyendecker:

Art Nouveau outside Flickr Links:

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Members can post 5 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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