The Innovation of Art Nouveau (via Zoom only)
Instructor: Kathleen Silverman
Tuesdays, October 5 - November 9, 2021
6 – 8 p.m.
Art Nouveau (‘new art’) was a dynamic art movement, considered a “total art style”, penetrating the disciplines of art, design, architecture, and advertising. Beginning in the late 1800s, there was a radical, global and complete swift change in what people were thinking about—the world was changing quickly and the art world was no exception. Breaking artistic tradition, artists and designers made a collective and conscious effort to reject the industrial society of the day, and instead opted to embrace the beauty of nature.
Join us to see how Art Nouveau ushered art into the modern age. We’ll explore topics such as characteristics of the lavish, unified aesthetic of the movement, its origins, how it captivated the world so quickly, the artists who emerged as its leaders, and its significance.