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The Art Nouveau Movement 1890 – 1910

Art Nouveau’s Origin The Art Nouveau style originated in the 1890s when Victorian ‘fussiness’ became less popular. The name came from the Maison de l’Art Nouveau (House of the New Art), an art gallery originally opened by Siegfried Bing. The… Continue reading →

Arts and Crafts Movement

Origin The movement started in Britain in 1880, when the Industrial Revolution became a concern for its detrimental effect on workers. As well as the impact on learning traditional skills, and design itself. The aim was to reverse dehumanisation in the working-class,… Continue reading →

The Rococo Style – 1700AD

Adapted from the original Baroque style, the French Rococo style moved away from the ‘masculine’ elements of the original movement and became more ‘feminine’. The style encompassed architecture, interior design, painting, as well as others. Critics accused the style of… Continue reading →

The Renaissance: 1400 – 1600AD

During the 13th and 14th centuries, scholars transformed the medieval style of life in an urge to investigate everything. A rebirth – a renaissance – took place in the poetry, philosophy, science, art and architecture of Ancient Greece and Rome…. Continue reading →

Gothic, Revival & Modern Gothic Style

Beginning in 12th century France as Opus Francigenum, ‘French Work’, and later renamed Gothic during the later part of the Renaissance. The name ‘Goth’ originated from an East Germanic people of the same name. They were responsible for the fall of the Western… Continue reading →

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