The ninth edition of World Art Nouveau Day will be dedicated to the theme of Animals in Art Nouveau.
Fauna and flora have always played a key role in this style. Used to decorate buildings, objects and furniture, nature has influenced the curved and abstract lines that make Art Nouveau unique. It was mainly the industrialisation of the late 19th century that led some artists to consider nature as a new artistic style, although nature has always been idealised in art, from the Classical period to the Renaissance and up to the present day.
In Art Nouveau, fauna found its place in various decorations, particularly in jewellery and ornaments. Animals such as butterflies, dragonflies, peacocks or snakes served as models for the Art Nouveau movement.
RANN Members participation
The theme-related photos of our members are published periodically on our Facebook page.
Tile panel in the Art Nouveau Museum, Sacavém Factory, 1907-1909, @CMAveiro
Trinkkuranlage in Bad Nauheim, © Bad Nauheim Stadtmarketing und Tourismus GmbH
Stylised doves on the ceiling of the Salon bleu, La Chaux-de-Fonds ©Ville de La Chaux-de-Fonds, A. Henchoz
Mosaic Niche in Darmstadt, ©InstitutMathildenhöhe
Jugendstilsenteret Alesund ©KristinStoylen
Musée Horta ©Musée Horta, Saint-Gilles
2 Smilšu iela, Rīga ©Marika Vanaga
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