Chapter 11: Art Nouveau

  • Japonisme

    "The late-nineteenth-century Western mania for all things Japanese."
  • Ukiyo-e

    Translates to "pictures of the floating world". A genre of Japanese art that was composed of woodblock prints and paintings. The earliest Japanese Ukiyo-e were screen paintings that depicted entertainment districts of urban Japan.
  • "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji"

    "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji"
    A series of landscape prints created by Katsushika Hokusai. The prints depict nature and energy forces found in the sea, winds, and clouds surrounding Japan’s famous twelve-thousand-foot volcano. The most popular print in the series is called "The Great Wave off Kanagawa".
  • Art Nouveau

    Art Nouveau
    Artistic movement that flourished from the 1890s to 1910.
  • English Art Nouveau

    English Art Nouveau
    In England, Art nouveau consisted of graphic design and illustration rather than architectural and product design and was inspired by Gothic art and Victorian painting.
  • “La Goulue au Moulin Rouge"

    “La Goulue au Moulin Rouge"
    In Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's poster, “La Goulue au Moulin Rouge,” Shapes become symbols and in combination, they signify a place and an event.
  • Morte d’Arthur

    Morte d’Arthur
    Aubrey Beardsley's edition of Morte d’Arthur featured designs that distorted the human figure into powerful black shapes/compositions which were called "the black spot".
  • Will Bradley

    Will Bradley
    At the beginning of 1894, Art nouveau became popular in America as Will Bradley's work called the "Inland Printer" and the "Chap Book" started its spread.
  • Henri van de Velde

    Henri van de Velde
    Impacted design and architecture through his poster design for "Tropon" which is a concentrated food supplement. rather than describing the product or showing how people use it, he utilized symbolic form and color within his advertisement to engage the viewer.