Art Nouveau Inspired Lady with Emerald Accents Mounted on Black Onyx Brooch, 925 Sterling Silver Hallmarked
Art Nouveau Era 1890-1910
Art Nouveau is an international style of art, architecture and applied art, especially the decorative arts, that was most popular between 1890 and 1910
The new art movement had its roots in Britain, in the floral designs of William Morris, and in the Arts and Crafts movement founded by the pupils of Morris.
A reaction to the academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers.
Art Nouveau theorists challenged the belief that art could only manifest itself through painting, drawing or sculpture and advocated that the design of everyday objects (for example, a teapot, a chair or light fitting) could also exude artistic appreciation.