art nouveau

[ ahrt noo-voh, ahr; French ar-noo-voh ]

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

1
1900–05; <French: literally, new art

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British Dictionary definitions for Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau

/ (ɑː nuːˈvəʊ, French ar nuvo) /


noun
    • a style of art and architecture of the 1890s, characterized by swelling sinuous outlines and stylized natural forms, such as flowers and leaves

    • (as modifier): an Art-Nouveau mirror

Origin of Art Nouveau

1
French, literally: new art

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