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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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modif [work, building] → art nouveau inv... les posters art nouveau d'Alphonse Mucha ...

Art Nouveau

nJugendstil m; Art Nouveau movementJugendstilbewegung f
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