Art History Week
Art Nouveau, an art movement known for its sweeping organic lines and flat stylization, has captivated art admirers since the 1800s.
Often depicting blooming greenery or graceful women with swirling hair, this style has its roots in several cultures including Japanese and French. Perhaps the most striking and formative example of the birth of Art Nouveau is the work of Alphonse Mucha.
The budding style of the Art Nouveau movement was influenced by both Eastern and Western art. After 1853, previously isolated Japanese culture was exported to the West. Art with sweeping lines, flat colors, and abstractions,