Poster of the 2021 World Art Nouveau Day ©RANN
Poster of the 2021 World Art Nouveau Day ©RANN

The ninth edition of World Art Nouveau Day will be dedicated to the theme of Animals in Art Nouveau.

Fauna and flora have always played a key role in this style. Used to decorate buildings, objects and furniture, nature has influenced the curved and abstract lines that make Art Nouveau unique. It was mainly the industrialisation of the late 19th century that led some artists to consider nature as a new artistic style, although nature has always been idealised in art, from the Classical period to the Renaissance and up to the present day.

In Art Nouveau, fauna found its place in various decorations, particularly in jewellery and ornaments. Animals such as butterflies, dragonflies, peacocks or snakes served as models for the Art Nouveau movement.

RANN Members participation

The theme-related photos of our members are published periodically on our Facebook page.

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Tile panel in the Art Nouveau Museum, Sacavém Factory, 1907-1909, @CMAveiro

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Trinkkuranlage in Bad Nauheim, © Bad Nauheim Stadtmarketing und Tourismus GmbH

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Stylised doves on the ceiling of the Salon bleu, La Chaux-de-Fonds ©Ville de La Chaux-de-Fonds, A. Henchoz

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Mosaic Niche in Darmstadt, ©InstitutMathildenhöhe

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Jugendstilsenteret Alesund ©KristinStoylen

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Musée Horta ©Musée Horta, Saint-Gilles

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2 Smilšu iela, Rīga ©Marika Vanaga

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