Painted china bottle. This composition is essentially Chinese; not only the flowers and leaves have the peculiar Chinese character, but the fragmentary style of the composition, starting from the flowers, yet linked together, is much less artistic than the continuous stem seeking out and embracing all the flowers symmetrically arranged.From Examples of Chinese ornament, by Owen Jones, London, 1867.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Inspiration of Art Nouveau was come from natural forms to create organic foliate designs and curvilinear motifs. Basically, Art Nouveau used a simplified figurative style of illustration which is including mannered figures, floral motifs, whiplash lines, hyperbolas and parabolas of lines, drawn with characteristic heavy outlines.