Art Nouveau is characterized by its use of a long, sinuous, organic line and was employed most often in architecture, interior design, jewelry and glass design, posters, and illustration.
Art Nouveau originated in the Arts and Crafts movement in England in the 19th century. Art Nouveau became popular because people wanted a change from traditional art.
Women, flowing lines, floral ornaments, geometric forms, and use of symbolic figures are characteristics of Art Nouveau.
Alphonse Mucha was known for his commercial work and empowering women of the modern age.
Antoni Gaudi is best known for his work on the Expiatory Church of Sagrada Familia and other intricate structures in Barcelona.
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian and one of the founders of Vienna Secession.
Influence on today's art
Architecture, and promoting new art styles.
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