ART DECO, ART NOUVEAU, ARTS AND CRAFTS

Posted by Judy Cholfe on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Under: Just So You Know

ART DECO, ART NOUVEAU, ARTS AND CRAFTS

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ART DECO, ART NOUVEAU, ARTS AND CRAFTS

Hello everyone! It’s already the middle of January….time is just fliying by. I found this article from Houzz that I thought would be extremely interesting to pass on. “Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts: What’s the Difference? If the zigzag and swirly designs of the past leave your head spinning, these descriptions will straighten you right out.” Laura Gaskill—-Houzz Contributor They all start with “art,” but each of these three styles has its own distinct look. Here you’ll learn how to decipher the differences between Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts style once and for all. We will start with the newest to appear, art deco, and work our way back through history, tracing the roots of each style.ART DECO

Becoming popular in the 1920s, art deco style celebrated the changes happening in the modern world — the excitement of jazz music, electricity, the radio, skyscrapers and cubist art.
Zigzags and sharp angles dominated the style in the 1920s. Mirrors and black lacquered finishes were popular too, as well as glass and highly polished metals. Think The Great Gatsby.
Art Deco Armchair By the 1930s art deco style began taking on a softer look, with curved lines (as in the chair shown here) taking the place of sharp angles. Stepped forms reminiscent of architecture — notably the Chrysler Building, built in New York in 1930 — became popular.
ART NOUVEAU Working our way backward in time to the late 19th century, art nouveau was the style of the day, although it wasn’t called that at the time. Art nouveau is immediately distinguishable from art deco, thanks to the “whiplash” curves and ornate, nature-inspired designs featuring insect wings, flowers, feathers and vines.
Art nouveau was heavily influenced by the fine arts and included stained glass, painting, bas relief and finely crafted wood and metal, both in architecture and interior design.
US Door & More Inc AN-2010-2 Mahogany Hand Carved 2-Panel Art Nouveau Double Door - $3,560 I like to think of art nouveau as Lord of the Rings style (even though the books came much later), because the fine craftsmanship and natural forms remind me of what the elves in Rivendell would make.
ARTS AND CRAFTS The oldest of the three styles, Arts and Crafts originated in the mid-19th century in Britain as a backlash against industrialism. The Arts and Crafts movement celebrated a return to handcrafted, artisan-made goods, including wood furniture, tapestries, wallpaper, pottery and stained glass.
Like art nouveau, the Arts and Crafts style was heavily influenced by nature, but the motifs were more rectilinear — not at all the extreme curves of art nouveau. Wood was used heavily and almost always left with a natural finish. Decorative details were handmade, from tile and vases to stained glass.
Like art nouveau, the Arts and Crafts style was heavily influenced by nature, but the motifs were more rectilinear — not at all the extreme curves of art nouveau. Wood was used heavily and almost always left with a natural finish. Decorative details were handmade, from tile and vases to stained glass.
CHEAT SHEET: ART DECO: Popular in the 1920s and 1930s; zigzags, sharp angles and stepped designs; influenced by jazz and skyscrapers. Think The Great Gatsby. ART NOUVEAU: Popular in the late 19th century; whiplash curves; nature-inspired designs; finely crafted metal and wood. Think Rivendell or signs for the Paris Metro. ARTS AND CRAFTS: Popular in the mid-19th century; handcrafted and artisan-made wood, pottery, tile and stained glass; nature motifs done simply; rectilinear forms. Think William Morris and bungalow style. I hope this article by Laura Gaskill has helped you in distinguishing the styling of days gone by….. Wishing you a great week….Cheers! Until next time, JudyContact me if you would like to set up an appointment, or have questions you need answered, at (705)727-6282 or jcredesigns@gmail.com…..I can assist you with a Redesign Consult, a full Redesign or Staging, Down-Sizing/Transitioning to a smaller house or apartment, De-Cluttering, Proper Furniture Placement, Colour Consult, or be your Personal Shopper for that perfect accessory to complete your redesign. FOLLOW ME ON: JC Redesignsjcredesigns@gmail.com Facebook Twitter Pinterest Houzz Tumblr

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