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art nou·veau

also Art Nou·veau  (är′ no͞o-vō′, ärt′)
A style of decoration and architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, characterized particularly by the depiction of leaves and flowers in flowing, sinuous lines.

[French : art, art + nouveau, new.]

Art Nouveau

(ɑː nuːˈvəʊ; French ar nuvo)
(Art Movements)
a. a style of art and architecture of the 1890s, characterized by swelling sinuous outlines and stylized natural forms, such as flowers and leaves
b. (as modifier): an Art-Nouveau mirror.
[French, literally: new art]

art nou•veau

(ˌɑrt nuˈvoʊ, ˌɑr)
(often caps.)
a style of fine and applied art current in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, characterized chiefly by curvilinear motifs.
[1900–05; < French: literally, new art]

Art Nouveau

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1. (c. 1890–1915) A development of the Arts and Crafts movement, with two main strands: one of fluid symmetry and flowing linear rhythms, one of geometrical austerity.
2. A dominant style of decoration and of avant-garde design in Europe from the 1880s to World War I. Called “Le Modern Style” in France, “Jugendstil” in Germany, and “stile Liberty” in Italy. Art Nouveau creatively adapted sinuous natural forms in an attempt to avoid architectural and design styles based on archeological recreations of the past. Also influenced by Japanese art.
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Noun1.Art Nouveau - a French school of art and architecture popular in the 1890sart nouveau - a French school of art and architecture popular in the 1890s; characterized by stylized natural forms and sinuous outlines of such objects as leaves and vines and flowers
school - a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers; "the Venetian school of painting"
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles

Art Nouveau

art nouveau [ˌɑːrtnuːˈvəʊ]
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Art Nouveau

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Certificates of merit will also be handed out to Riga Art Noveau Center director Agrita Tipane for collecting and promoting Art Noveau values and recognition of Riga in the world, Art Scientist Anna Ancane for research of 17th century architecture, urban development and promoting recognition of Riga in the world.
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La casona mas emblematica de la colonia Juarez, el retrato de cuerpo entero del art noveau, esculpido boya por boya, hierro por hierro, buhardilla por buhardilla por el arquitecto Antonio Rivas Mercado, el padre de la Columna de la Independencia, el Teatro Juarez .
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Por eso, siguiendo los pasos de Botellita de Jerez que dijo en su dia <<naco es chido>>, me uno a las hordas de los cursis y proclamo a voces <<cursi es chido>>, y en esta Algarabia hacemos gala de esta frase con un articulo sobre la tia de Agustin Lara, que era el epitome de lo cursi, siguiendo con las jitanjaforas, que podrian serlo, y con la lampara Tiffany, tan del art noveau que mas de uno considera empalagoso.
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After a sleepless night on her friend Kate's sofa in New York, Dunkerley recalls finding a beautifully illustrated Art Noveau book in her collection.