“The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.” – Auguste Rodin
Inspired by both the organic and geometric, artists of the Art Nouveau movement celebrated the graceful forms of nature by using flowing, curving lines in their creations.
They believed that all types of art were equally important, and focused on crafting beautiful and expertly made objects, from the decorative to the utilitarian.
Art Nouveau was often finely detailed, yet used flat perspectives inspired by Japanese wood block prints—a combination that created a very recognizable style.
Part of Collection #30, these hand-sewn and hand-embroidered pieces feature a floral pattern that resembles Art Nouveau. A double layer of 100% organic, medium-weight cotton jersey is embellished with glass bugle beads and sequins that lend the surface texture and intricacy.