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
RANN Members activites
RANN members have organised local activities to celebrate the 2021 World Art Nouveau Day. The whole programme is available here.
In 2021, RANN’s World Art Nouveau Day Photo Contest was dedicated to Animals in Art Nouveau.
Nature has always played an essential role in this style. 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.
The event was published on Facebook
The prize for the most likes and the jury prize for the youngest participant was awarded to Dominika Tokarz
The Frog House in Bielsko-Biała | Emanuel Rost, 1903, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
The prize for the best hidden animal was awarded to Elisende Coladan
Masque hibou | Paul Hamesse, Hôtel Cohn-Donnay, 1904, Brussels (Belgium)
© Elisende Coladan
Mansion from 1841 transformed and furnished in 1904 by Hamesse, which became in 1981 the brewery-restaurant “De Ultieme Hallucinatie”.
The prize for the most fantastic animal was awarded to Caroline Isart
Daum Vase | Daum, 1904, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy (France)
The prize for the scariest animal was awarded to Luigi Matteoni
Monster | Unknown artist, Genova (Italy)