art nouveau

[ad_1] noun (often initial capital letters) Fine Arts.
  1. a style of fine and applied art current in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, characterized chiefly by curvilinear motifs often derived from natural forms.


    1. a style of art and architecture of the 1890s, characterized by swelling sinuous outlines and stylized natural forms, such as flowers and leaves
    2. (as modifier)an Art-Nouveau mirror

first recorded 1901, French, literally “new art” (see novel (adj.)). Called in German Jugendstil.


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