art nouveau art nouveau


  • (n) a French school of art and architecture popular in the 1890s; characterized by stylized natural forms and sinuous outlines of such objects as leaves and vines and flowers


  1. It was not so long agoa matter of 20 yearsthat art nouveau was considered a minor style, deservedly forgotten.
  2. At the turn of the century, European taste makers found themselves caught up in the snaky tendrils of a self-conscious style called art nouveau.
  3. Sketches for carved colonnades incorporate fantastic root-and-branch configurations that would have delighted Spain's art nouveau master, Antoni Gaud.


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