Art Nouveau style
Art Nouveau is a movement that developed at the end of the 19th century until 1910. It sought to restore the importance of craftsmanship and ornamentation in reaction to industrialization. The decorative style is characterized by a bold use of curved line inspired by nature, with organic forms such as leaves, flowers, shells and insects. Artists also experimented with new materials and techniques, such as blown glass and wrought iron. Architects created buildings adorned with sculptures, mosaics and floral decorations. Art Nouveau paved the way for new styles such as Art Deco and Modernism. Today, it continues to influence art, architecture and design.