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Inspired by Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau is an art movement that began in the late nineteenth century, and opposed the industrial revolution. Art Nouveau aimed to separate itself from the art styles of previous centuries, where recurring techniques continued to be developed one movement after another. The golden age of art Art Nouveau began in 1900 with the “l'exposition universelle de Paris" (“the Paris global exhibition"), where a number of galleries exhibited this new style.


Women and nature are at the heart of this movement. Whether it's the curve of the female form, the delicate lines of a plant or the extravagant colours of an insect, Art Nouveau can be summarised in one word: “picturesque".


Art Nouveau is explored in a variety of creative spheres including, sculpture, architecture, jewelry, and especially decorative arts. Although nuances exist, Art Nouveau follows a similar criteria regardless of the country or creative domain. As a movement, it aims to inject poetry and originality into the harsh urban cityscape; adding flowers, curves, curls, stained glass windows and various decorative elements to concrete jungles.


French art critics nicknamed the movement “noodle style", due to the heavily curved nature of the movement. It was also called the “Guimard Style" after Hector Guimard, who designed the famous Paris metro signs which can still be seen today.


Meanwhile in Spain, Antoni Gaudi was quickly establishing himself as the master of “Catalan modernism", through his adaptation of traditional Art Nouveau. He turned Barcelona into his personal open-air museum, transforming buildings and public spaces like the Güell park and the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. 


Art Nouveau masters such as Gustav Klimt and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, took the painting world by storm. Along with The Kiss, The Tree of Life is one of Klimt's most famous pieces, and it is a perfect example of Art Nouveau. Nature consumes the couple in the painting, where the branches of the tree form staggered rows and small flowers grow at the trunk.


Art Nouveau regained popularity in the 70s and continues to inspire contemporary artists like French photographer, Caz In The Machine. His works reflect the Art Nouveau style seen in “Le Chat Noir", the popular “black cat" posters established in Montmartre in the late 19th century. Half naked women are placed at the centre of Caz's images, where they merge with the fauna and foliage that surrounds them. They also hold bouquets of flowers, which allows them to harmonise perfectly with the sombre tones of their environment.


Additionally, Chuck Sperry is an artist who exhibits internationally, and his style is also reminiscent of Art Nouveau. Unlike Caz In The Machine's figures, Chuck Sperry's posters are very colourful and utilise pop culture and cinema references.

Discover Art Nouveau (not to be confused with Art Deco) in this unique selection of works. Get lost in the vintage glamour of the early twentieth century, through both our established and emerging artists on Artsper.

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Jacques Villeglé, L'européanisation du pop, Sculpture

Jacques Villeglé

L'européanisation du pop, 2017
15.7 x 8.1 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$4,203

Our recommendations Gustav Klimt, Lovers - 1904/1905, Print

Gustav Klimt

Lovers - 1904/1905, 2018
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$613

Our recommendations Mel Ramos, Candy II (Snickers), Sculpture

Mel Ramos

Candy II (Snickers), 2014
30 x 22 x 3 inch
Sculpture

$50,000

Vik Muniz, Bulfinch and Weeping Cherry, Print

Vik Muniz

Bulfinch and Weeping Cherry, 2012
27.2 x 19.7 inch
Print

$5,838

Nadia Heart, Evening stars, Print

Nadia Heart

Evening stars, 2018
23.6 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Print

$292

Michel Marant, Crépuscule, Painting

Michel Marant

Crépuscule, 2018
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,183

Chuck Sperry, Edwardian Ball (Tiger), Print

Chuck Sperry

Edwardian Ball (Tiger), 2016
35 x 17.9 inch
Print

$70

G.W. Bot, The Keeper, Print

G.W. Bot

The Keeper, 2006
36.2 x 20.5 inch
Print

$2,102

Parvati, Whisper of shadows, Painting

Parvati

Whisper of shadows, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,810

Max 132, Miss roiD, Painting

Max 132

Miss roiD, 2017
57.1 x 44.9 inch
Painting

$4,203

Rosie Emerson, Ophelia #4, Print

Rosie Emerson

Ophelia #4, 2012
29.5 x 21.7 inch
Print

$2,277

JBC, Belle de Mai, Painting

JBC

Belle de Mai, 2017
23.6 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,401

Julie Mechali, Arbre de Vie, Photography

Julie Mechali

Arbre de Vie, 2015
23.6 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Photography

$8,932

Derek Gores, Full volume klint 7, Drawing

Derek Gores

Full volume klint 7, 2016
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Drawing

$3,853

Craww, Moon In Water, Painting

Craww

Moon In Water, 2017
35.4 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,926

Our recommendations Anna Stein, Aphrodite, Sculpture

Anna Stein

Aphrodite, 2014
22.6 x 11.8 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$5,254

Jonas Leriche, La Renaissance, Print

Jonas Leriche

La Renaissance, 2017
45.3 x 30.7 inch
Print

$17,513

Our recommendations Shepard Fairey (Obey), Peace and Justice HPM, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Peace and Justice HPM, 2013
48 x 36.2 inch
Print

$17,513

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Velvet Tone (Party At The Moontower), Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Velvet Tone (Party At The Moontower), 2011
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$350

Jérôme Mesnager, Trio, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

Trio, 2012
45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,802

Christophe Charbonnel, La Soyeuse, Sculpture

Christophe Charbonnel

La Soyeuse, 2015
34 x 24 x 12 inch
Sculpture

$19,900

Jérôme Mesnager, Art nouveau, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

Art nouveau, 2015
39.4 x 68.9 inch
Painting

$4,086

PyB, Judith Klimt extended, Painting

PyB

Judith Klimt extended, 2018
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$175

Artiste Ouvrier, Les serpents d'eau, Painting

Artiste Ouvrier

Les serpents d'eau, 2017
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$2,102

Arman, Bougeoir aux cuillères, Sculpture

Arman

Bougeoir aux cuillères, 2003
13.8 x 16.9 x 16.9 inch
Sculpture

$6,889

Our recommendations Jacques Villeglé, La Spirale Singulière, Print

Jacques Villeglé

La Spirale Singulière, 2013
29.5 x 29.5 inch
Print

$584

Valérie Hadida, Nocturna, Sculpture

Valérie Hadida

Nocturna, 2017
31.5 x 13.8 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$11,208

Erró, La femme fatale (à moi) , Print

Erró

La femme fatale (à moi) , 1993
28 x 20.5 inch
Print

$584

Luo Li Rong, L'Arrivée du jour, Sculpture

Luo Li Rong

L'Arrivée du jour, 2016
43.3 x 20.9 x 18.9 inch
Sculpture

$30,356

Niki de Saint Phalle, Ikarus, Sculpture

Niki de Saint Phalle

Ikarus, 1970
6.1 x 5.5 x 2.9 inch
Sculpture

$70,053

Luo Li Rong, L'Arrivée du jour (sans feuille), Sculpture

Luo Li Rong

L'Arrivée du jour (sans feuille), 2017
27.2 x 20.9 x 18.9 inch
Sculpture

$22,767

Evazesir (No Rules Corp), L'une et l'autre, Painting

Evazesir (No Rules Corp)

L'une et l'autre, 2017
39.4 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,736

Gustav Klimt, La fille en robe longue / The girl with a full-lenght dress - 1910, Print

Gustav Klimt

La fille en robe longue / The girl with a full-lenght dress - 1910, 2012
23.2 x 34.3 inch
Print

$2,919

Pierre-François Grimaldi, Les Murmures, Drawing

Pierre-François Grimaldi

Les Murmures, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Drawing

$7,939

Nadia Heart, Ancient architecture (original), Drawing

Nadia Heart

Ancient architecture (original), 2019
16.5 x 11.4 x 0 inch
Drawing

$642

Daniel Barroso, Pareja joven, Painting

Daniel Barroso

Pareja joven, 2014
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Painting

$1,985

Hugh Turvey, Xogram - Polychromatic Fiori - Rose II, Photography

Hugh Turvey

Xogram - Polychromatic Fiori - Rose II, 2015
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Photography

$1,193

Hugh Turvey, Xogram - Polychromatic Fiori - Rose IV, Photography

Hugh Turvey

Xogram - Polychromatic Fiori - Rose IV, 2014
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Photography

$1,193

Michel Marant, Repos fleuri, Painting

Michel Marant

Repos fleuri, 2017
19.7 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,635

Caz In The Machine, Frozen Spring, Photography

Caz In The Machine

Frozen Spring, 2010
23.6 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$677

Caz In The Machine, Art Nouveau - Séraphine, Photography

Caz In The Machine

Art Nouveau - Séraphine, 2010
24.8 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$712

Caz In The Machine, Scarlett River, Photography

Caz In The Machine

Scarlett River, 2009
30.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$759

Caz In The Machine, Clochette Dark - Art Nouveau, Photography

Caz In The Machine

Clochette Dark - Art Nouveau, 2015
23.2 x 15.4 inch
Photography

$607

Dominique Leuthold, Kourgane, Painting

Dominique Leuthold

Kourgane, 2018
18.1 x 21.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,168

Nikita, White Freedom, Painting

Nikita

White Freedom, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,569

Nikita, Oline, Painting

Nikita

Oline, 2017
47.2 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,569

Pascal Marcel, Le nouveau canapé, Painting

Pascal Marcel

Le nouveau canapé, 2018
44.9 x 57.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,553

Dotty, Arbre de Vie, Sculpture

Dotty

Arbre de Vie, 2015
44.9 x 45.7 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$12,843

Martial Raysse, L'arbre 4, Drawing

Martial Raysse

L'arbre 4, 1974
11.8 x 9.4 inch
Drawing

$5,604

Gérard Ricard, La danseuse écartelée (Mémoire de Toulouse Lautrec), Painting

Gérard Ricard

La danseuse écartelée (Mémoire de Toulouse Lautrec), 2008
19.7 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,569

Apel.les Fenosa, Femmes fleurs, Print

Apel.les Fenosa

Femmes fleurs, 1970
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Print

$350

Marcel Hocq, Tango, Painting

Marcel Hocq

Tango, 2016
27.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,452

Maitree Siriboon, The Kiss, Photography

Maitree Siriboon

The Kiss, 2015
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$2,160

Valentine Burlan, Chloé, Print

Valentine Burlan

Chloé, 2017
12.2 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$92

Valentine Burlan, Carmen, Print

Valentine Burlan

Carmen, 2017
12.2 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$92

Hien, Nouveau départ, Sculpture

Hien

Nouveau départ, 2017
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.6 inch
Sculpture

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