Organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Art Nouveau 1900, by Dr Anne Anderson - SOLD OUT

  • Royal Over-Seas League |
  • Talk |
  • Tuesday 12 April 2016 - 15:00 until 16:00

The Spring season's four lectures look at design and decorative-arts movements from the end of the 19th century until the 1940s.

In 1900, Art Nouveau was at its apogee: in Paris, Nancy, Brussels, Barcelona, Glasgow and Vienna. This lecture focuses on the designers working in France and Belgium. The French and Belgian schools adopted the ‘whiplash’ line and took woman as the embodiment of nature to create a style for the new century.  Curving, undulating forms fashioned figurines, furniture, ceramics, glass and jewellery, and embellished entire interiors.  Rejected by the English as hedonistic, decadent and even morally corrupt, Art Nouveau was condemned for being no more than mere decoration – but in fact embraced modernity using the latest technologies, especially electric light.  

You might also like to consider these lectures in the series (the last of which takes place at The Wallace Collection):

The Arts and Crafts movement in Britain 

Art Deco 

1925 PARIS Arts Décoratifs Exhibition and its Influence on Design

This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

Royal Over-Seas League
Over-Seas House, Park Place London SW1A 1LR