Course overview

We can see the influence of Art Nouveau is seen all around us but where did this artistic style come from? This course will look at the influences on the founders of this movement, look at some of the more famous exponents including Gaudi, Klimt, Tiffany, Lalique and Beardsley and discuss the social and economic reasons for the decline of this style.

Course description

This course begins by considering Definition of terminology between Applied art, decorative art , design and fine Art .The origins of the art nouveau style from its Celtic routes across Europe. During the course we will begin to look at influences of Japan, Germany, and some of the artists involved in the development of this style. We will explore Celtic Typography, The work of Gustav Klimt and Gaudi in particular. The works of Tiffany, Mackintosh and Lalique, their influences and manufacturing methods and techniques . We explore further the meaning of total style and design artefacts such as Jewellery, architecture, printing , glass ,fabrics and the people involved discussing the revival of older methods of manufacture .We discuss the work of Mucha and Beardsley comparing their work. Each week there is a power point presentation and an opportunity for Q and A, discussion , and the possibilities for learners to check their learning.

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