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Art Nouveau

Aztec Art During the 15th-16 century mosaic was made from turquoise, iron pyrites and shell on carved wood. The Most important animal towards the Aztec religion was a snake. Antonio Gaudi Antonio Gaudi is an internationally famous architect and designer from Spain known not only in specialised circles but also among the general public. He was born in Rues, in Catalonia and graduated in Barcelona. He worked with different famous artists of his time. He learned different types of style and...

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Has the Work of the Glasgow Four Influenced Art Today?

Meeting at evening art classes in 1890 at The Glasgow School of Art, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, his wife Margaret MacDonald, her sister Frances MacDonald and fellow student Herbert MacNair made up the ‘The Glasgow Four’. Their style earned them the nickname ‘Spook School’ because of their work, particularly in England as it was treated with suspicion because of its luxurious feel influenced by the Art Nouveau movement. In this essay I am going to discuss and explore if The Four are still influential...

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Toulouse-Lautrec’s “La Goulue au Moulin Rouge” (1891) Versus Milton Glaser’s “Sound of Harlem” (1964)

I will be discussing two iconic works of art: Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s “La Goulue au Moulin Rouge” (1891) of the Art Nouveau period and Milton Glaser’s “Sound of Harlem” (1964) of the Postmodern period. There are parallels between the two pieces due to the influence of Art Nouveau on Glaser. I was drawn to Toulouse-Lautrec’s poster not just because of the colorful imagery and Art Nouveau style, but also because of his story and the subject matter. Toulouse-Lautrec was disabled, having stunted...

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Antoni Gaudi - Essay

one of only four students to be granted the title of Architect by the school´s director. At a time of cultural and political renaissance in Europe, Gaudi looked to many sources of inspiration for his work. Medieval books, Gothic art, Oriental structures, the Art Nouveau movement, and, of course, the glory of nature, strongly influenced his designs. His deep love of music, as well as his interest in writers such as John Ruskin, who said that “ornament is the origin of architecture,” also played a...

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The Gaze and Female Empowerment

suffer if they were of poor design. The graphic posters of Art Nouveau that hoarded the streets of France, and Paris especially, was a clear demonstration of the growing mass availability of consumer goods and entertainment. This new drive to promote products led to mass advertising, which meant a new way to promote ideas and convey messages to a wider audience. For Paris, it was the poster of Art Nouveau that blended the world of fine arts and consumer culture to make statements about products (Megg)...

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Alphonse Mucha - Cigarette Job

Mucha. Alphonse Mucha was born in 1860 in Czechoslovakia and died in 1939. He is most often remembered for the prominent role he played in shaping the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the century, he was in fact the most famous artist of the Art Nouveau period. His imagery was so inextricably entwined with Art Nouveau that the entire movement was referred to by Goncourt as the 'Mucha Style'. Famous throughout Europe and the Americas, he inspired other artists and designers who copied...

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The Kiss

sexual appetite; he fathered at least three known illegitimate children. His work considered being very modern during that time. Klimt believed that no one had the right of censorship over his work. His work methods are mixture of decorated art and sumptuous art nouveau and symbolism. The artist is well known for paintings, sketches, and murals (any artwork painted and directly applied to a wall). Moreover Klimt used oil color and gold leaf on canvas for The Kiss. Gustav also used considerable amount...

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Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau Art Nouveau was a decorative style that flourished in the era between (1890-1910). Meaning in French; "New art". Its main characteristics consisted of organic-like linear movements and delicate form that made no consideration for roots or gravity. Art Nouveau was thought to have adapted its qualities from subtle shapes such as lilies, peacocks and the female human body. The idea of it was to try and harmonize human-made art with nature. Two-dimensional Art Nouveau pieces were painted...

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Modernity: The Willow Tea Rooms

style for a complicated age, when many contrary forces were forced to live together: the old and the new, the city and country, science and religion, the local and the cosmopolitan. Mackintosh’s name has become synonymous with the blossoming of Art Nouveau, a style marked in the verticals of his high-backed chairs or the graphic patterning of his building-fronts. His work anticipates that purity and structural integrity now identified with modernism. The white interiors, bold handling of materials...

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Tree of Life

radical in his painting which moved along the lines of Symbolism. Born on 14th July 1862, to Ernst Klimt the Elder and Anna Klimt, Gustav had the artistic background and the genes set by his parents. He acquired his primary education in arts by the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts and later went on to claiming a professional career in painting interior murals. Receiving the Golden order of Merit for his spectacular work, Klimt became an honorary member in both University of Munich and the University...

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