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Art Nouveau ATC Swap
5 for 5 ATC size
Theme: Anything within the Art Nouveau style.
Host: Cathy Calamas
Postmarked by April 15th
Postage: $1.00 or ephemera in lieu of postage
(International members welcome)
Please include return address label.
This style of art just shouts “Spring” to me. I have always loved it.
For those of you unfamiliar with this art style, here are a few
excerpts from around the internet:
What is Art Nouveau?
~A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants but also in curved lines. Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment.
~An international style of decoration and architecture which developed in the 1880s and 1890s which lead into the “Arts and Crafts Movement”.
~Art Nouveau was in many ways a response to the Industrial Revolution. Some artists welcomed technological progress and embraced the aesthetic possibilities of new materials such as cast iron. Others deplored the shoddiness of mass-produced machine-made goods and aimed to elevate the decorative arts to the level of fine art by applying the highest standards of craftsmanship and design to everyday objects. Art Nouveau designers also believed that all the arts should work in harmony to create a "total work of art," or Gesamtkunstwerk: buildings, furniture, textiles, clothes, and jewelry all conformed to the principles of Art Nouveau.
Sample of art from the famous Art Nouveaux artist Alfons Mucha:
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