Translating to “New Art” in French, Art Nouveau is recognisable by its ornamental style and expressive nature. You’ll find your muse in our timeless collection of European prints.
Art Nouveau was originally used to describe the movement in form of a collective of artists in Europe in 1895 that saw a break-away from the Victorian style of the times. Art Nouveau prints began and developed throughout Europe a distinctive style that was defined by their expressiveness, co-ordination of art and design, and championing of functional design into the objects of everyday life. Although seen retrospectively as a brief but spectacular period, Art Nouveau is considered to be the first form to cast aside any concept of hierarchy in art styles. Engaging an affinity for the natural world, stylised line work and the feminine form, Art Nouveau blazed its own path to influence many of the greatest contemporary pieces we know today.