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welcome to the belle epoque

for lovers of Art Nouveau

Welcome to the Belle Epoque!
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Art Nouveau is an international movement and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905). The name 'Art nouveau' is French for 'new art', it is also known as Jugendstil, German for 'youth style', named after the magazine Jugend, which promoted it. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it is characterized by organic, especially floral and other plant-inspired motifs, as well as highly-stylized, flowing curvilinear forms. Art Nouveau is an approach to design according to which artists should work on everything from architecture to furniture, making art part of everyday life. (From Wikipedia.)

Please use this community to share your Art Nouveau inspiration, whether it be original architecture, interior design, decorative arts (including jewellery, textiles etc) or visual art, or Nouveau-inspired current works. I ask that any pictures over 600 pixels or multiple-picture posts use an lj-cut.