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63,886.  As the nineteenth century was drawing to a close a luxurious new style was taking Europe by storm.  Stephen Smith, Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau I

 

63,887.  It was fixated with Nature, sensuality and sex.  ibid.

 

63,888.  The World Fair was France’s manifesto for the twentieth century.  ibid.

 

63,889.  It seemed like an antidote to the ugliness of the modern age.  ibid.

 

63,890.  Bernhardt: The public went wild for the poster – as quickly as Gismonda was put up, she was taken down again.  (Art Nouveau & Poster)  ibid.

 

63,891.  Lalique changed all that: he was probably better known today for his glass designs, but he trained as a goldsmith.  ibid.

 

63,892.  Lalique created dramatic jewellery about women for women ... His jewellery was lavish and dramatic.  (Art Nouveau & Jewellery)  ibid. 

 

63,893.  Maxim’s - it is incredible isn’t it with its mirrors and its gilt and its spiral staircase.  ibid.

 

63,894.  Emile Galle was the troubled genius of Art Nouveau.  He was creative and innovator and entrepreneur.  He was also a passionate believer and campaigner for social justice – that in the end would cost him dearly.  ibid.

 

63,895.  With his master-craftsmen Galle created stunning prototypes while on the workshop floor designs were mass produced for a hungry market across France.  Art and industry went hand in hand.  ibid.

 

63,896.  His exhibition pieces go way beyond the merely decorative.  ibid.

 

63,897.  It’s the heart of [Hector] Guimard’s masterplan for convivial urban living ... Paris was his oyster.  (Art Nouveau & Architecture & Paris)  ibid. 

 

63,898.  Guimard was asked to design the Metro entrances.  (Art Nouveau & Architecture & Paris)  ibid.

 

63,899.  Guimard brought Nature and Art into the very heart of the modern city.  (Art Nouveau & Architecture & Paris)  ibid.

 

63,900.  Art Nouveau became a victim of its own success.  ibid.

 

 

63,901.  Home to the Anderson Collection of Art Nouveau, one of the largest and finest private collections in Europe.  Stephen Smith, Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau II

 

63,902.  I’m in England where the decadence of Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley scandalised the nation.  ibid.

 

63,903.  A wholly unique moment in design ... brand names such as Liberty's went global.  ibid.

 

63,904.  Japan was forced to open her borders to trade and Japanese good started flooding into Britain.  ibid.

 

63,905.  A new cult of beauty was born ... The Aesthetic Movement.  (Art Nouveau & Aesthetics)  ibid.

 

63,906.  Aubrey Beardsley was the first exponent of Art Nouveau in Britain.  ibid.

 

63,907.  Beardsley was commissioned to illustrate the first English edition of Salome in 1894.  ibid.

 

63,908.  Beardsley’s mischief and subversion plays out.  ibid.

 

63,909.  The whiplash curl: a style of Art Nouveau that was uniquely British.  ibid.

 

63,910.  William Morris, craftsman, poet, publisher, designer, Socialist, all round Victorian visionary, he was the driving forces behind Arts and Crafts.  (Art Nouveau & Arts & Crafts)  ibid.

 

63,911.  Morris invoked the power of Nature and our medieval past.  (Art Nouveau & Arts & Crafts)  ibid.

 

63,912.  The very name Liberty had become a byword for the style.  (Art Nouveau & Arts & Crafts)  ibid.

 

63,913.  The painter and teacher Archibald Knox ...  (Art Nouveau & Arts & Craft)  ibid.

 

63,914.  Silver Apples of the Moon: Margaret MacDonald.  ibid.

 

63,915.  Her most famous husband, the Art Nouveau architect and designer Charles Rennie MacKintosh.  ibid.

 

63,916.  The Glasgow School of Art – MacKintosh’s masterpiece.  ibid.

 

63,917.  The golden boy of Viennese Art Nouveau - Gustav Klimt.  ibid.

 

 

10,722.  The story of Viennese Art Nouveau is a story of beauty.  (Art & Art Nouveau & Vienna)  Stephen Smith, Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau III, BBC 2013

 

10,723.  There’s so much more than Klimt.  (Art & Art Nouveau & Vienna)  ibid.

 

10,724.  Vienna’s artists were the last to arrive at the Art Nouveau ball.  (Art & Art Nouveau & Vienna)  ibid.

 

10,725.  Klimt didn’t care; he was up for the fight and agreed to become president of the Secessionists.  (Art & Art Nouveau & Vienna)  ibid.

 

10,726.  YugenStyle was sexual ... There were no rules or dictats.  (Art & Art Nouveau & Vienna)  ibid.

 

10,727.  Above the door in big gold letters it reads: Der Zeit Ihre Kunst Der Kunst Ihre Freiheit: To The Age Its Art; To The Art Its Freedom.  (Art & Art Nouveau & Vienna)  ibid.

 

10,728.  The Viennese art revolution coincided with a social revolution in the city.  (Art & Art Nouveau & Vienna)  ibid.

 

10,729.  Otto Wagner designed these spectacular stations of the Viennese underground.  (Art & Art Nouveau & Vienna & Underground)  ibid. 

 

10,730.  Koloman Moser: the great all-rounder.  (Art & Vienna & Art Nouveau)  ibid.

 

10,731.  They were creating the first Art Nouveau buildings here in 1893.  (Art & Art Nouveau & Vienna)  ibid.

 

10,732.  Brussel’s art nouveau star was Victor Horta.  (Art & Art Nouveau & Vienna)  ibid.

 

10,733.  The sheer decadence of Art Nouveau made it ripe for criticism.  (Art & Art: Nouveau & Vienna)  ibid.

 

10,734.  The enfant terrible of Viennese art – Egon Schiele.  (Art & Art Nouveau & Vienna)  ibid.

 

10,735.  Art Nouveau suddenly felt archaic.  (Art & Art Nouveau & Vienna)  ibid.

 

10,736.  Art Nouveau is as much the last artistic flourish of the nineteenth as it is the first of the twentieth century.  (Art & Art Nouveau & Vienna)  ibid.

 

 

63,918.  Archibald Knox.  Artist.  Humbled Servant of God in the Ministry of the Beautiful.  (Art Nouveau & Epitaph)  Archibald Knox’s gravestone

 

 

63,919.  The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.  (Art Nouveau & Architecture)  Salvador Dali

 

 

63,920.  I like elegance. I like art nouveau; a stretched line or curve. These things are very much in the foreground of my work.  H R Giger