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To add the some of the characteristics of Art Nouveau's actual art on canvas is:

-An artist should work on everything from architecture to furniture design so that art would become a part of everyday life. By making beauty and harmony a part of everyday life, artists make people's lives better. This approach has been represented in painting, architecture
-typical flat, decorative patterns
-nickname 'the noodle style'
-flat, decorative patterns, intertwined organic forms of stems or flowers
-curving lines characterize Art Nouveau, right-angled forms are also typical
-Principal subjects are lavish birds and flowers, insects and polymorphic femme fatale
-Abstract lines and shapes are used widely as a filling for recognizable subject matter.
-beautiful objects of art, but not necessarily very functional.
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Who are the key designers of Art Nouveau?

Click link below!     Add these names:  Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Scotland)  Victor Horta (Belgium)  Alphonse Mucha (Czechoslovakia)  Hector Guimard (France) 

Art Nouveau when and where did it begin?

Art Nouveau was a style that was first started by a Czech artist named Alphonse Mucha in the very late 1800s and continued in to the 1900s. Mucha was born in Brunn, the capita

Where did art nouveau start?

Art Nouveau began in London and came from the British art movement called the Arts and Crafts movement.

Why did art nouveau end?

Art Nouveau ended when the 20th-century modernists replaced it with newer styles. Although Art Nouveau never officially ended, it is now considered an important movement betwe

When did art nouveau begin and end?

The art noveau movement, noted particularly in France, began around 1890 and ended the finish of World War One. However, an art movement can never officially "end".

What are usual art nouveau colors?

  Colors were muted or dusty in appearance. Gold, green, beige, black, silver and some maroon. Blues were light with tint of green. Pink too was muted to almost a salmon.

What is the difference between art deco and art nouveau?

The central theme of Art Deco is its geometry and symmetry. Its boldness of both design and color had such universal application. This is one of the fascinating aspects of the

Why art nouveau?

  why not?, it was a lovely period...   if your refering to the name it means "new art" which at the time it was, its curvilinear nature inspired designs being the oppo

Who is an artist of art nouveau?

Of course there were many of them, but the best known is the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. Another important name is Alfons Mucha of Prague.

What are interesting facts about art nouveau?

Art Nouveau was an international design movement that emerged and touched all of the design arts-architecture, fashion, furniture, graphic, and product design-during the 1890s

Where did Art Nouveau originate?

Art Nouveau is the French for, "New Art". The attitudes of artists that created Art Nouveau reflected a new and revolutionary way of thinking which made beauty and harmony a p

Under what circumstances did art nouveau occur?

Art nouveau began with the introduction of applied arts in society. It was a movement that created a bridge between functional/commercial art and the fine arts; broken down it