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Art Nouveau
April 10, 2013
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1. How does Arts and Crafts influence show in Art Nouveau?

Arts and Crafts developed in England in the 1860s. Art Nouveau is a rejection of the European Academic Style. They are both decorative, influenced by medieval, pre-Raphaelite art movement and many other aspects. They can both be understood as reactions to the Industrial Revolution but more so the Arts and Crafts movement. The Arts and Crafts movement stressed the importance of beautiful, handmade crafts and Art nouveau eventually evolved from this, especially in architecture. These new age architects especially Gaudi saw the way architecture was being produced most notably that of the example district in Barcelona and was appalled by it. It was like the architecture of a systematic machine much like that of the industrial revolution and he did not agree with it. He saw architecture not only as a functional thing but also a breathing, living and beautiful thing much like that of the goods produced from the arts and crafts movement.

2. Which are the differences between A&C and Art Nouveau?
Art Nouveau originates in France and is characterized by the floral, natural forms, whiplash curves and extravagant fluidity of line. It is mainly based on the principals of nature and the idea that buildings or architecture was more than a means of living but rather an interpretation of the living world. They sought to breathe beauty back into the world and to create a fluid flowing structure that was both beautiful and functional. Although the arts and crafts movement sought to maintain beauty in all functions and aspects of life and goods it was also primarily a reaction against the industrial revolution and transcended conventional styles. 3. Which are the connections between A&C, Art Nouveau and Modernism?

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