Art Nouveau Take Two

Since comic books are an illustrated art form, many of them fall within various styles. One of our favorites is Art Nouveau. Here’s an example of a comic-ication of the style made famous by Alphonse Mucha.


When I say art nouveau I bet you think of Mucha or maybe more specifically, this image:

Winding, elegant, organic lines, temperate colors of mustard yellow, dark red, olive, rich purples, and motifs of flowers, vine tendrils, insect wings, and nature. Art Nouveau was considered a “total style,” which means that it includes a large range of design: architecture, interior design, decorative arts, furniture, textiles, jewelry and other household objects, as well as visual arts. Art Nouveau, French for, “New Art” was influenced strongly by Czech artist Alphonse Mucha and was most popular during 1890–1910. For a while, this period was coined the “Mucha Style.”

Now that you all have the briefest description of Art Nouveau that I can give you, I want to ask: Do you ever see art nouveau anymore? What happened to it?

It’s true, the movement kind of disappeared after 1910 but the applied arts and architecture still remains and…

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