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.
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How to use art nouveau in a sentence
These have the pared-down, Pre-Modernist look of art nouveau.
The façade bore all the trendy trappings of the art nouveau movement that swept across the European continent.
They turned slowly and gave the art nouveau building a suddenly contemporary appeal.Louis Vuitton, Chanel, McQueen Cap Paris Spring 2013 Fashion Week Shows | Robin Givhan | October 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mucha, the son of the iconic art nouveau poster artist Alphonse Mucha, was a man with a lot of secrets to keep.
Stunned, Margaret did not move from the best parlour, over which the touch of art nouveau had fallen.Howards End | E. M. Forster
art nouveau furniture, no heavy rugs or draperies, metallic bedsteads, and hot and cold running water in every room.In the Land of Mosques & Minarets | Francis Miltoun
Full-color reproduction of Combinaisons ornementales (c. 1900) by art nouveau masters.Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2) | Arthur Cleveland Bent
It belongs to a wealthy Mexican who was seduced, however, by art nouveau.Diplomatic Days | Edith O'Shaughnessy
It is as though your old family portrait of the Colonial Governor was framed in “art nouveau.”The Tapestry Book | Helen Churchill Candee
British Dictionary definitions for Art Nouveau
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
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