art nouveau definition

  • noun:
    • A style of decoration and architecture for the late nineteenth and early 20th centuries, characterized especially because of the depiction of leaves and blossoms in moving, sinuous outlines.
    • A decorative form of art and structure that specially used the sinuous and streaming outlines of plants.
    • a French college of art and design popular within the 1890s; characterized by stylized natural kinds and sinuous outlines of such things as leaves and vines and flowers
  • others:
    • A name directed at a secession activity in art which had its source in Paris during the close of the nineteenth century, and is nonetheless in process of development.

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