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The Beauty of Art Nouveau8


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Art nouveau was an international philosophy and style design that arose in the turn of the twentieth century. The literal meaning is "new art".

Between 1890 and 1910 it was one of the most popular forms of architecture and applied art in Europe. Many would incorporate this style into their homes, furniture, fashion, art and jewelry.

The organic forms and structures of art nouveau mirrored those found in elements like flowers, plants and curved lines. This style makes many of its references to the nature world. Some would even describe it to be fanciful and out of the ordinary.

Art nouveau was eventually replaced by the 20th century modernist style. Ever since then, there hasn't been any other style that's come close to art nouveau, especially when it comes to jewelry.

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The Beauty of Art Nouveau8

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  2. 2. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  3. 3. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  4. 4. Lucien Gaillard, ca 1908
  5. 5. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  6. 6. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  7. 7. Lucien Gaillard, 1906- 1908 Le musée des Arts décoratifs Paris
  8. 8. Lucien Gaillard, 1906- 1908 Le musée des Arts décoratifs Paris
  9. 9. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  10. 10. Lucien Gaillard, 1906- 1908
  11. 11. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  12. 12. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  13. 13. Lucien Gaillard, ca 1908 Amsterdam Rijksmuseum
  14. 14. Art Noveau is remarkable for its references to Nature, both the animal and the planet world.  Hundreds of different flowers, types of foliage and petals coexist with insects, birds, frogs, swans and dragons in a fantastic dream-world: the world of Art Nouveau, where woman is often magically fussed with the natural world to produce the woman-insect and the woman-flower.   These elements are to be found in all kinds of pieces, from the now classic brooches, pendants, bracelets and chokers to the pins, earrings, combs and hair bands, as well as in items from the men's jewelry range, such as cuff links and tie-pins.
  15. 15. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  16. 16. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  17. 17. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  18. 18. Lucien Gaillard (1861-1942) was a contemporary of René Lalique and achieved equal fame c. 1900, as Art Nouveau and Japonisme swept Paris. However, unlike Lalique, Gaillard’s animals and insects were proportioned exactly. He did not elongate parts of his animals to express Symbolist philosophy. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  19. 19. Called the bluebird comb, it was done by Lucien Galliard, c.1900. The stars are made from old- cut diamonds. Price estimate: $100,000 – $150,000.
  20. 20. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  21. 21. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  22. 22. Lucien Gaillard, pendentif (1900) The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  23. 23. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933 The recreation of a dream-world whose inhabitants are transformed into fantastic, quasi-mythological beings was one of the goals of Art Nouveau.
  24. 24. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  25. 25. Lucien Gaillard, Bijou Peigne 1902-1904 Aubépines [Hawthorn] Musée d‘Orsay Paris
  26. 26. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  27. 27. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  28. 28. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  29. 29. Lucien Gaillard, 1862- 1933
  30. 30. Sound: Cecilia Bartoli Vincenzo Bellini - Malinconia, ninfa gentile, for voice & piano Leonardo Leo - Qual farfalla Text & Pictures: Internet Flower pictures: Nicoleta Leu Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş