ART NOUVEAU Period Design Visual Learning


An intentionally created style that claimed very seriously to be that of a “New Art”.
Produced by Michael Pacitti – Art Nouveau was a phenomenon of the Western world originating in France and Germany. It was an international movement and style consisting of: art, architecture, and applied arts. Discover the many aspects and characteristics of Art Nouveau from Fashion to Favril Glass, design, history, style, influence, colors, motifs, trends, ornament, discoveries and more.

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  1. Fun little exercise is to look at films and see just how much Art Nouveau style went into the production design. In the Lord of the Rings alone the weapons the homes of the hobbits the armor the Elves, the film is practically bursting with Art Nouveau inspired design.

  2. Loved the video, however, for me Art N is always 'too busy' as against the geometric clean lines of Art D. Thank you. Loved your video "Art D and Art N – Discover the Difference'.

  3. Great video, thanks for posting! Really interesting to learn about the history of Art Nouveau. I love the natural and flowing style – definitely one of my favourite periods. Here's my blog on Art Nouveau if you are interested:

  4. The music playing doesn't fit Art Nouveau. Art Nouveau is all about immulating nature. Try Claude Debussi or something….God that's a terrible song!

  5. Trilby's Svengali was a character of fiction. Conversely, Marc Breed, has captivated a generation with such a unique and engaging personality that we've allowed him the ultimately luxury of a true freedom. The Art he has created, as a result of this, only seems odd; in that we view it while tinged with envy. That we in Cleveland possess such a close-up look, should be a source of extreme pride. For we may live vicariously through his artistic rampage among us.
    -Dr. Stanley Workman,
     Art History, Professor Emeritus

  6. Very well done and educational. Really enjoyed the art and the music you choose is perfect. Again, VERY WELL DONE!

  7. Thank you, Professor Pacitti!  I enjoyed this effort a great deal and am now much better informed!  Good for you!

  8. Although this covered a lot of the artists involved in the Art Nouveau movement, I saw no sign of artworks from some of the most influential …the Glasgow School, which included artists such as Margaret and Frances McDonald and Charles Renee Macintosh. Although much fire damage has been done to the Glasgow School of Art, there are plenty of sources that you could have used to reference this very important Art Nouveau building (there is also the house that the Mackitoshes deisgned for a competition). Gustav Klimt admitted that he was greatly influenced by the McDonald sisters and that this completely changed the style of his art and if memory serves Gaudi was also part of the group of artists who met in Paris to discuss art nouveau. Had Klimt not seen Margarets work, he would not have produced 'The Kiss'. You also mention the 'whiplash curve' which I believe was originated and popularised by Aubrey Beardsley, and although much of his art is controversial, some of the details of the designs from 'Salome' eg the peacock design on the dress of Salome, would have gone a long way to enriching this video.

  9. Art Nouveau fits between the Arts and Crafts style and the Art Deco style. Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau were both reactions against industrialization and promoted handmade craftsmanship. Arts and Crafts took its inspiration from Medieval Romanticism and Gothic Revival. In other words, they looked to past historical styles for inspiration. Art Nouveau chose to take inspiration directly from nature. Thus, the many dragon fly and serpent motifs and tendril-like lines. Art Deco chose to take inspiration from the new forms that were possible with machines and machine manufacturing. Thus, the emphasis on straight lines and perfectly drawn circles as well as streamlined curves, geometric forms, glossy surfaces. But Art Deco was purely focused on decoration, just like the other two. Frank Lloyd Wright's "form follows function" dictum was not yet in force.


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