Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Art Nouveau was a movement in the visual arts popular from the early 1890s up to the First World War. It is viewed by some as the first self-conscious attempt to create a modern style. Its influence can be found in painting, sculpture, jewellery, metalwork, glass and ceramics.The drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, the architecture of Victor Horta and Paul Hankar and the poster designs of Alphonse Mucha are some of the most familiar examples of the Art Nouveau style.

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

22 March – 13 July 2014. Experience the world of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer in early Georgian Britain and explore how his versatility and artistic inventiveness set the style for his age when Britain defined itself as a new nation and developed an Italian-inspired style.

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V&A Reversible Art Nouveau Fairy Pendant with Pearl||EVAEX

V&A Reversible Art Nouveau Fairy Pendant with Pearl||EVAEX

This richly coloured enamel pendant with freshwater pearl has been inspired by Art Nouveau jewellery. Characterised by sinuous, organic and often erot…

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Event - Rococo to Art Nouveau 1720 - 1900 13/14

Thu 19 September 2013–Thu 10 July 2014

YEAR COURSE: Gain a unique perspective on European art during one of its most dynamic periods and consider the impact of political and social change on taste patronage and the art market.
Thursdays, 19 September 2013 - 10 July 2014 (over 3 terms) 11.10-15.30

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