General: this style was is mainly used in America and Europe. This Art Nouveau became so popular that even Germany, France, Belgium, and Spain took a liking to it. It advocated art and artist within the interiors and exteriors.
Motifs and Characteristics: motifs varied from country to country. the main motifs used were roses, violets, iris, and water lily. Animals such as the butterfly, snail, and peacock were also included.
France, Belgium, and the United States became organic and nature inspired. Germany has strong geometric with curves to emphasize decoration. Italy is pluralistic and free of eclecticism. Spain was unique in their organic form.
Architecture and Buildings: Art Nouveau defines commercial buildings like schools, offices, churches, auditoriums, concert halls, and metro stations.
roof structures are tall and vertical is the building was important. weall and roof dormers with pointed or rounded arches aallows light into the upper stories.
Interiors: Art Nouveau interiors mostly feature curvilinear and abstract forms.
flooring material primarily consisted of wood. in addition, the wood may featured geometric or curved designs repeating those of the wall and furniture. marvle, brick, or ceramic tiles were used in entry ways and lower stories.
ceilings may be flat , curved, coved, or beamed.
window treatments are typically plain and the rods were the decorative aspect. the door were three-dimensional with curved tops. the doors were typically wood but may include glass decoration.
Personal Opinion: one of my favorites! I love art and appreciate the strong artistic values this style upholds. Even now, i still see Art Nouveau and it’s beautiful. thumbs up for Art Nouveau!!! 😀