|Paul Berthon - L'ERMITAGE|
For many Europeans, it was possible to live in an art nouveau-inspired house with art nouveau furniture, silverware, crockery, jewelery, cigarette cases, etc. Artists desired to break all connections to classical times and bring down the barriers between the fine arts and applied arts. Art Nouveau was underlined by a particular way of thinking about modern society and new production methods, attempting to redefine the meaning and nature of the work of art so that art would not overlook any everyday object, no matter how utilitarian. Hence the name Art Nouveau - "New Art"."
The curvaceous lines and themes of nature along with the beautiful woman depicted in posters, to me, are pure eye candy. Our wedding invitation had an art nouveau theme and we have several framed posters and three original Mucha lithographs in our home, pictured below.
|Our wedding invitation|
I'm just going to let you enjoy the visuals of my favorites.
|Metro entrance in Paris|
|Charles Rennie Mackintosh|
|Salome - Alphonse Mucha|