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Art Nouveau Interiors

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  1. Marvellous Entrances

  2. Leadlight Door sets

  3. Ornate Fireplaces

  4. Detailed Fretwork

  5. Art Nouveau Furnishings

  6. Exquisite Panelling

  7. Ornate Verandahs

  8. Art Nouveau Walls and Ceilings

  9. Leadlight Windows

Art Nouveau is a decorative style easily recognised by its sinuous, curvilinear forms often based on the exaggeration of vines, flowers and foliage.

  • As a reaction to academic art of the 19th century, Art Nouveau was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines.

  • Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment.[1]

  • Art Nouveau is considered a “total” art style, embracing architecture, graphic art, interior design, and most of the decorative arts including jewellery, furniture, textiles, household silver and other utensils and lighting, as well as the fine arts.

  • According to the philosophy of the Art Nouveau style, art should be a way of life.

  • In Australia, Art Nouveau was spread by the growth of art and craft education in technical schools and adopted by various commercial enterprises but it was rarely used for complete room or building schemes. [2]

1. Marvellous Art Nouveau Entrances

Above: Gate of Caste Béranger, Entrance designed by Hector Guimard, a French architect, who is now the best-known representative of the Art Nouveau style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Above: Art Nouveau door calle Padua 75 Barcelona, Spain. - by Arnim Schulz

Above: This verandah of a Queen Anne villa in a leafy tree lined street of the Melbourne suburb of Elwood is almost entirely enclosed by ornate lace like fretwork. It is the most perfectly intact example of fretwork on a verandah that I have ever seen in Melbourne. 

Photo by raaen99 on flickr

Below: Alister Brae 24 King Edward Street Pymble, NSW c1904 

Below: Two Belgian leadlight entrances featuring the Oriental Moon design

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2. Leadlight Art Nouveau Door Sets

3. OrnateArt Nouveau Fireplaces

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