Definitions for "Art nouveau"
Style of painting prevalent in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century and at the beginning of the twentieth century. This style rejected art historical styles from the past (nineteenth-century Historicism) and found inspiration in nature. It is characterized by asymmetry and dense swirling lines often based on plant-life and other natural forms.
Elegant French decorative art style characterized by finely detailed patterns of curving lines, popular during 1890 and 1910. oventry Heirlooms
A free-flowing, curved, revolutionary style of jewelry popular from the 1890s until about 1910, featuring delicate enamels with precious and non-precious materials in the characteristic motifs of bats, morning glories, dragonflies, and women with long, flowing hair.