(France 1895-1905) Art Nouveau Morgan Petitpas
“Art Nouveau” translates to “New Art” • Art Nouveau was often shown through usable everyday objects, posters, and architecture. • Art Nouveau used forms and patterns found in nature. • Art Nouveau was characterized by smooth and rounded textures with intricate lines and flowering designs.
My Inspiration • I chose Art Nouveau because I am often drawn to its organic shapes and convoluted patterns. • I used the slab method and the hollowing method for my vase. • Similarities between my piece and classic Art Nouveau pieces include: roundedness, two thin handles, elements of nature, cut-out sections, the blue-green color, and the fact that it is an everyday object.
SOURCES • "Art Nouveau." National Gallery of Art. Web. 30 Oct. 2011. • "Introduction to Art Nouveau, History and Definition by Senses-artnouveau.com." Art Nouveau Jewelry and Art Nouveau Reproductions, Gifts and Typical Souvenirs from Brussels, Fashion Accessories at Senses Art Nouveau.com. Web. 30 Oct. 2011. • "Art Nouveau, Design Style: Characteristics, History, Famous Artists: Art Nouveau Architecture, Interior Decoration, Decorative Arts, Posters, Illustration." Art Encyclopedia: Visual Arts Guide To European, Irish, American Painting & Sculpture: Greatest Artists, Best Museums, History of Art Movements, Renaissance. Web. 30 Oct. 2011.