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The Beauty of Art Nouveau11


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Art nouveau was an international philosophy and style design that arose in the turn of the twentieth century. The literal meaning is "new art".

Between 1890 and 1910 it was one of the most popular forms of architecture and applied art in Europe. Many would incorporate this style into their homes, furniture, fashion, art and jewelry.

The organic forms and structures of art nouveau mirrored those found in elements like flowers, plants and curved lines. This style makes many of its references to the nature world. Some would even describe it to be fanciful and out of the ordinary.

Art nouveau was eventually replaced by the 20th century modernist style. Ever since then, there hasn't been any other style that's come close to art nouveau, especially when it comes to jewelry.

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    La formation de Léopold Van Strydonck se passe à l'Académie des beaux-arts de Bruxelles de 1879 à 1884 chez Alexandre Robert, Jan Baes et Joseph Van Severdonck. Il dessine des bijoux et ouvre une première bijouterie à Bruxelles. Ses créations sont réalisées dans les ateliers Wolfers. Il s'impose comme étant l'un des plus grands dessinateurs joailliers-bijoutier Art nouveau.
    Van Strydonck travaille l'ivoire, l'or, l'argent, les pierreries et le bronze pour ses objets décoratifs.
    Il est le frère de l'artiste peintre Guillaume.
  • (b Brussels, 16 April 1858; d Brussels, 13 Dec 1929). Belgian jeweller, designer and sculptor. The son of the master goldsmith Louis Wolfers (1820-92), he graduated from the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels in 1875 and entered his father's workshop as an apprentice, where he acquired a comprehensive technical training.
    Influenced by the Rococo Revival and Japanese art, in the 1880s he created sensitively curved pieces in gold and silver decorated with asymmetrically distributed floral motifs, which heralded the Art Nouveau style (e.g. ewer, Le Maraudeur, c. 1880; Brussels, Musees Royaux A. & Hist.).
    After 1890 he produced two kinds of work: goldsmithing and jewellery designs for production by Wolfers Freres and one-off pieces that were produced to his own designs in the workshop that he had established c. 1890-92.
  • Typical of the latter are Art Nouveau goldsmiths' work and jewellery (e.g. orchid hair ornament, 1902; London, V&A), crystal vases carved into cameos and ivory pieces.
    Ivory was then in plentiful supply from the Congo, and from 1893 Wolfers used it to make unusual pieces with such evocative titles as Stroking a Swan (an ivory and bronze vase with marble base, 1897; Musees Royaux A. & Hist.) and Civilisation and Barbarism (a work combining ivory, silver and marble, 1897; untraced).
    His creations were well received at the Exposition Internationale in Antwerp (1894) and at the Exposition Internationale in Brussels (1897). Encouraged by this success he committed Wolfers Freres to the Art Nouveau style. He exhibited at the Munich Secession (1898, 1899) and in 1900 showed an important collection of his jewellery at the Paris Salon. In 1902 he exhibited one of his most astonishing creations at the Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Decorativa in Turin: Fairy with Peacock (untraced; drawing, priv. col.), an electric lamp in the form of a nude ivory figure surrounded by enamelled metal peacock feathers set with precious stones.Read more:
  • Lamp inspired By artist Philippe Wolfers (1858-1929)While there's an enchanting mythological thread of legend between the stately peacock and the fair goddess, this is the first time we've seen it rendered in sculptural form! The famous Peacock Goddess Lamp was a true sensation at the Salaon National des Beaux-Arts exposition of 1901. It's a magnificent example of symbolism in Art Nouveau, this 15-inch dancing duo unfolds in a sparking,
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    • 2. Philippe Wolfers (Belgique, 1858-1929) Libellule Pendentif-broche, 1904. Platine, or, émail, diamants, rubis et perles. Collection du Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    • 3. Giant Silkworms Moth - Painted from Nature By Walter LinsenmairePhilippe Wolfers (Belgian, 1858–1929)
    • 4. Philippe Wolfers, Dessin à la gouache - modèle de lampe Philippe Wolfers 1858-1929, bijoux femme-paon
    • 5. Philippe Wolfers (Belgian, 1858–1929)
    • 6. Philippe Wolfers (Belgian, 1858–1929) „Orchidée ailée“, 1902
    • 7. Philippe Wolfers (Belgian, 1858–1929)
    • 8. Philippe Wolfers (Belgian, 1858–1929) Victoria & Albert Museum London
    • 9. Philippe Wolfers (Belgian, 1858–1929) Superb Symbolist Chimera Brooch
    • 10. George Hunt british, c.1930 MEDUSA A carved ivory, silver, gold and enamel pendant
    • 11. George Hunt, british, c.1930
    • 12. George Hunt, british, c.1930
    • 13. George Hunt, british, c.1930
    • 14. George Hunt, british, c.1930
    • 15. a Pair Russian Faberge Inspired Gemstone Flowers
    • 16. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts displays Faberge treasures
    • 17. René Lalique An art nouveau peridot, ruby, enamel and gold corsage ornament, Designed as an enamel and gold openwork hinged gold.
    • 18. Text & Pictures: Internet Flower pictures: Nicoleta Leu Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş Sound: Cecilia Bartoli - Vincenzo Bellini Il fervido desiderio, for voice & piano La farfalletta, song for voice & piano