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Art Nouveau Vs Art Deco

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Art Nouveau Vs Art Deco

Art Nouveau and Art Deco are two distinct creative styles which emerged at different points in history. Art Nouveau emerged in the late 19th century in Europe, characterised by its delicate use of line and ornate detail, often inspired by the natural world. Art Deco emerged around 1910, primarily in France, characterised by its angularity and geometric shapes, industrial art and modern technology. From a creative perspective, the two styles are quite distinct. Art Nouveau often features curved and flowing lines, while Art Deco is noted for its characteristic geometric forms. Art Nouveau is often considered more decorative, softer, and dreamy when compared to Art Deco's hard-edged modernism and sleek lines. Looking to aesthetics, Art Nouveau is often seen as more muted and ethereal in colour, while Art Deco is considered bolder and more vibrant, with many colours and textures.

ornamentation, curvilinear, organic, planes, angular

Davide Rizzo

Art Nouveau Vs Art Deco

Art Nouveau and Art Deco are two distinct styles of art and design. Art Nouveau, developed in the late 19th century, is characterized by highly stylized plant forms, curves, and geometric designs. This new art is often regards as being a bridge between the classic and modern art movements. Contrastingly, Art Deco emerged in the early 20th century and is characterized by its symmetrical designs, modern materials, and geometric patterns. Art Deco is also said to have influenced all aspects of design, from interior design to fashion. Through both movements, designers ushered in a new age of design and aesthetics.

Stylized, curves, geometric, modern materials, symmetrical

Thomas Evans

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