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art nouveau

[ahrt noo-voh, ahr; French ar-noo-voh] /ˌɑrt nuˈvoʊ, ˌɑr; French ar nuˈvoʊ/
noun, (often initial capital letters) Fine Arts.
1.
a style of fine and applied art current in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, characterized chiefly by curvilinear motifs often derived from natural forms.
Origin of art nouveau
1900-1905
1900-05; < French: literally, new art
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  • Full-color reproduction of Combinaisons ornementales (c. 1900) by art nouveau masters.

  • The “art nouveau” of that day influenced every brush and pencil.

    The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee
  • It is as though your old family portrait of the Colonial Governor was framed in “art nouveau.”

    The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee
  • The consequence was, the stone lost in value as a Rubens' canvas would, if placed in an art nouveau frame.

    Woman as Decoration Emily Burbank
  • In many instances is seen the newest of the “art nouveau”—as it is popularly known—cheek by jowl with some mediæval shrine.

    Dumas' Paris Francis Miltoun
  • Stunned, Margaret did not move from the best parlour, over which the touch of art nouveau had fallen.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • It belongs to a wealthy Mexican who was seduced, however, by art nouveau.

    Diplomatic Days Edith O'Shaughnessy
British Dictionary definitions for art nouveau

Art Nouveau

/ɑː nuːˈvəʊ; French ar nuvo/
noun
1.
  1. a style of art and architecture of the 1890s, characterized by swelling sinuous outlines and stylized natural forms, such as flowers and leaves
  2. (as modifier): an Art-Nouveau mirror
Word Origin
French, literally: new art
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Word Origin and History for art nouveau

first recorded 1901, French, literally "new art" (see novel (adj.)). Called in German Jugendstil.

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