Is Art Nouveau the same as Jugendstil?
Different names for Art Nouveau. In Germany, the style was popularised and promoted by a magazine called Jugend illustrierte Wochenschrift für Kunst und Leben, which is the reason why in Germany (and most Nordic countries) this style is also known as “Jugendstil”.
What are 5 characteristics of Art Nouveau?
- Asymmetrical shapes.
- Extensive use of arches and curved forms.
- Curved glass.
- Curving, plant-like embellishments.
- Stained glass.
- Japanese motifs.
What did Art Nouveau artists reject?
Art Nouveau artists and designers created a completely new style of decoration, rejecting the widespread nineteenth-century practice of copying historical, and especially Classical and Medieval, forms.