Art Nouveau 1900, by Dr Anne Anderson - SOLD OUT
Talk | Royal Over-Seas League
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):
This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.