Origins of Art Nouveau

Floral bird vintage textile art nouveau
Floral bird vintage textile art nouveau

From the 1880s until the eve of World War One, Art Nouveau flourished across Europe. It was a universal style intended to unify the fine and applied arts to create a Gesamtkunstwerk (‘total work of art’). Everything from furniture to book illustration was influenced by its elegant organic forms.

Source: Origins of Art Nouveau

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