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.

The Château de Juvisy Appeal

We need your help to raise £500,000 to acquire the Baroque oil painting of the Château de Juvisy, by Pierre-Denis Martin, court painter to Louis XIV in time for the opening of the Europe 1600-1800 galleries.

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Art Nouveau Tie

Art Nouveau Tie

Beautifully printed silk tie, inspired by the V&A's extensive Arts and Crafts collection. 'Kimberley' furnishing fabric designed by Harry Napper (…

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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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