Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau was an artistic and design movement that emerged in the late 19th century and peaked in the early 20th century. It was characterized by its ornate and decorative style, featuring flowing lines, curves, and asymmetrical shapes inspired by nature. Art Nouveau originated in Europe as a reaction against the academic art and design styles that dominated the time. It sought to break free from traditional forms and create a new, modern aesthetic that embraced new materials and techniques. Some notable characteristics of Art Nouveau include using curved lines and asymmetrical shapes, incorporating natural motifs, and using new materials and techniques such as cast iron, glass, and ceramics.