Art Nouveau means "New Art" in French, but it's also known as Jugendstil, Secession, Modernisme and Stile Liberty. This popular style of the late 19th and early 20th century gave us some of the world's fanciest and most colorful buildings — especially in Central Europe. Here's an incredible gallery of them.
Once upon a time, advertising was art. There was a period when creating amazing advertisements for products–such as cigarettes, soap, food, bicycles, and even cultural events—was a fulfilling form of self-expression for artists. The true golden era (one can call it La Belle Époque) shined from the end of the 19th…
The Paris World's Fair of 1900 (also known as The Exposition Universelle) was held in Paris between 15 April and 12 November. On display were many new inventions: matryoshka dolls, Diesel engines, talking film, and the telegraphone. But more importantly, the architecture and design of this World's Fair brought the…
Artist Elin Jonsson channels Alphonse Mucha for a series of prints inspired by the Art Nouveau illustrator's theater posters. Four ladies from Game of Thrones each get a turn in the starring role.
The Art Noveau ("New Art" in French) was a popular style of art between 1890 and 1910, known as Jugendstil, Modernisme and Secession. In Hungary it was quite popular; some of the country's most famous architects designed buildings in this style. Some of them were inspired by traditional Hungarian decorative designs,…
Art nouveau heroines are the latest trend among fan artists, but Hanie Mohd has added a fashionable touch, draping Marvel's superheroines in long, flowing dresses based on their slim-fitting costumes.
Artist kishokahime combines the movie and TV heroines she loved as a child with her even deeper love for Art Nouveau to create a series of striking portraits ornamented with details from each lady's respective medium.
Usually the phrase "abandoned sewage treatment plant" doesn't conjure up attractive images, but this plant in northwest Germany is rusting quite gracefully. Years of neglect have done little to detract from the beauty of the original industrial architecture.
Everybody knows that evil is more beautiful and alluring than good — that's why it's so hard to choose good. But to prove it, check out a collection of lovely Art Nouveau posters of science fiction and fantasy's greatest villains.
What we need in this troubled world is heroes. Who look cool. And what looks cooler than Art Nouveau? The European art style popularized in the late 19th century is synonymous with beauty, grace and total mind-blowing radness.
Megan Lara enshrines science fiction heroines in Art Nouveau illustrations, transforming them from pop culture queens into goddesses and archetypal spirits of adventure.
Belgian comic book artist François Schuiten is famous for creating rich and fantastical cityscapes, with shades of steampunk and Art Nouveau, envisioning a future dominated not by faceless office buildings, but by romantic and innovative architecture.
Like something out of a Blade-meets-Matrix frankenmovie, designer Christina Tapp's Art Nouveau phone is a sleek, curvy beauty that apparently serves a functional purpose as a phone. Since it isn't real, I don't have to worry about wiping my drool off of its scrolling LCD front panel (as long as I'm dreaming, why not…