Art Nouveau Style ❧

A blog dedicated to the beauty of Art Nouveau.
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Casa Bellia, Via Argentero 4, by Pietro Fenoglio, Turin, Italy. 1907.
"In this alley, next to the square of Nizza, lies a small masterpiece. A beautiful wrought iron gate illustrates two pomegranate trees, full of leaves and fruit, in a frame like the tail of a peacock. Again, this is the hand of Pietro Fenoglio, who designed the building in 1907."
Photo by Roberta Rigazzi. From here. Original text from here.
Forgive me if the translation is not 100% fully correct ;)

Casa Bellia, Via Argentero 4, by Pietro Fenoglio, Turin, Italy. 1907.

"In this alley, next to the square of Nizza, lies a small masterpiece. A beautiful wrought iron gate illustrates two pomegranate trees, full of leaves and fruit, in a frame like the tail of a peacock. Again, this is the hand of Pietro Fenoglio, who designed the building in 1907."

Photo by Roberta Rigazzi. From here. Original text from here.

Forgive me if the translation is not 100% fully correct ;)



mahtte:

Models posing in Alphonse Mucha’s studio, Rue Du Val de Grâce, Paris.

(Circa 1894)


design-is-fine:

Fidus, illustration for Sales brochure, sheet for artist’s colors, 1906. Pelikan, Hannover & Wien. Source

This is actually a pretty good color chart for art nouveau in general

design-is-fine:

Fidus, illustration for Sales brochure, sheet for artist’s colors, 1906. Pelikan, Hannover & Wien. Source

This is actually a pretty good color chart for art nouveau in general


missolivialouise:

Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

Plz bring back art nouveau design in everything *_*






"In Terris Pax Hominibus Bonae Voluntatis" (And peace on Earth to men of good will) by Richard Lauda, 1904 postcard (large scan).

"In Terris Pax Hominibus Bonae Voluntatis" (And peace on Earth to men of good will) by Richard Lauda, 1904 postcard (large scan).


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