Art Nouveau Furniture - Epoch in Perfect Beauty
The Art Nouveau movement began in France and spread throughout Europe, encouraged by similar ideas among groups of artists focused on a desire for quality craftsmanship and a reintegration of all the arts. The term “New Art” was coined by French artist Alphonse Mucha in 1889. Its concept was a synthesis of classical values and the new romanticism (the 1850s-1870s), itself inspired by English Gothic Revival, French Symbolism, and Flemish Baroque, all stylistic movements in European art. The symbolist movement of the 1830s is closely linked to the development of Art Nouveau.