Art Nouveau

Gustav Klimt klimt artist - Photograph of klimt adele - klimt paintings 1918 work frieze klimt's bauer bloch 1911 beethoven - Image via Moritz Nähr

Gustav Klimt

Certainly one of the most iconic names appearing in the last two centuries of art, Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter who was a representative of Symbolism and a leading member of the Vienna Secession movement. He had a wide range of artistic fields in which he was active, but Klimt is mostly noted for […]...

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Aubrey Beardsley

There are only two types of people. The first ones are shaped by the world they live in and follow the rules. Aubrey Beardsley was a British artist and a classical representative of the second kind. Misunderstood by the society he belonged to, he pursued his...

Eugene Grasset

Eugène Samuel Grasset was a Swiss artist recognized for his decorative artworks and one of the Art Nouveau painters. Grasset was known for ornamental elements, consisted of flowers, trees, and plants, full of curvy and circular motifs, delicate and...

Jan Toorop

We all know of the great names of the history of art, especially those that marked the recent times behind us. From Jean-Michel Basquiat to Pablo Picasso, there are always a number of artists that take on the limelight of the current artistic attention,...

Frantisek Bilek

Ironically enough, one of the most important things in anyone’s life is what they leave behind for future generations. Though the notion might be as broad, artists inevitably make their own legacy with every piece made, leaving behind their vision of the...

Alphonse Mucha, in about 1906

Alphonse Mucha

Establishing the basis of the Art Nouveau style, Alphonse Mucha was famous for his commercial posters with dense patterns that initiate the interest in natural forms and decoration instead of the anonymity of mechanical production. From Vienna and Paris to...

Henri Privat-Livemont

Art Nouveau was an artistic movement that marked the end of 19th century and welcomed modernism as a dominant direction in creation. Even though it lasted for no more than 15 years, some great artists, including Henri Privat-Livemont, found their most suiting...

Koloman Moser - Am Steinhof Church Design for the Right Side Altar Guardian Angel, 1904, Image via wikiart.org

Koloman Moser

Shaping the graphic art of the 20th century, a pioneer of modern design, Koloman Kolo Moser was creating in various types of media, making two and three-dimensional pieces in a distinctive combination of predominantly geometric shapes with its surroundings...

Walter Crane

Walter Crane was an English book illustrator whose wonderfully romantic depictions of famous fairytales and stories can be found in numerous old books for children. He is one of the most influential and most prolific children’s illustrators of the late...

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Louis Comfort Tiffany is an American painter, philanthropist, decorator and one of the most creative designers of the late 19th century. He is known for patenting the type of glass named Favrile. During his prolific career which spanned from the 1870s to the...

Robert W. Chambers

Robert W. Chambers was an American artist and fiction writer, best known for his book of short stories entitled The King in Yellow. Featured image: Robert William Chambers – portrait (detail) – image via findagrave.com...

Theophile Alexandre Steinlen

Théophile Alexandre Steinlen was a Swiss painter, who lived and worked in Paris. He was mostly known for his Art Nouveau posters and paintings. Featured image: Theophile Alexandre Steinlen – La tournee du Chat Noir de Rodolphe Salis, 1896 (Detail)...

Evelyn Rumsey Cary

Evelyn Rumsey Cary was the artist who designed the Art Nouveau Pan-Am poster depicting an Indian princess at Niagara Falls (the original titled as Maid of the Mist). Featured Image: Evelyn Rumsey Cary – Small Figurine – Image via webcomm.nmsu.edu...

Lucien Levy-Dhurmer

Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer was a French Symbolist and an Art Nouveau artist whose works include paintings, drawings, ceramics, furniture and interior design. Featured Image: Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer – Below The Gust of Wind – Image via bravovintageart.com...

Galileo Chini

Galileo Chini was a famous Italian decorator, painter and potter based in Florence, as well as a prominent member of the Italian Art Nouveau movement. Featured Image: Galileo Chini – Untitled – Image via discoverpistoia.it...

J. Foord

Jeannie Foord was a Scottish artist known for her art nouveau style of portraying asymmetric floral arrangements. She was inspired by nature....