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What are the differences between Art Deco and Art Nouveau? Latest blog

When it comes to distinguishing between Art Deco and Art Nouveau, confusion is very common even among art lovers. So I felt the need to make a point (which probably seem somewhat simplistic for the experts) on the differences between these two artistic movements.

Art Nouveau

Well, in terms of chronological order, Art Nouveau came first, appearing about 1884 and lasted until the First World War. Historians see this artistic movement as a reaction to the Industrial Revolution that transformed Europe in industrialized society. The art produced during this period advocates a return to the natural center of Art.
Art Nouveau is the art of the Belle Epoque mainly characterized by wavy and tangled shapes, spirals, coils, arabesques and favors all forms curves and asymmetry. The new art was illustrated in the architecture, furniture, sculpture, fashion, calligraphy and jewelry.  Art Nouveau is the art of  curves, ornamentation, plants, flowers, decorations of a thousand details, colors and stained glass. 

Art Deco

Art Deco, however, came after the First World War and lasted until the 1930s. It saw its heyday in the 1920s This is the art of the Roaring Twenties (known in french as Les années folles) ,  the era of "The Great Gatsby" and jazz music, and the design of buildings... Art at that time reflected the decadence and exuberance of the time.
Art Deco appeared in Paris at the "International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts" in 1925. It is the art of modernism, science, the art direct and straight lines that meet a certain geometry, order, symmetry and a certain sobriety. Art Deco is based on angles, circles, rounded and octagons, pure fruit of Cubism. modernism, symmetry and sobriety. Specifically, it is the art angles, bevels, circles, rounded and octagons.