ART&CRAFT AND ART NEOVEAU

Art & Craft

CIS:E.269-1913

C.F.A Voysey

Context

Voysey was born in 1857. A designer of architect, fabric and furniture. He was influenced by the art nouveau Movement.He became particularly famous for his wallpaper and textile designs.

Background

The industrial Revolution influenced people’s taste.

Style

He taking a lot of inspiration from the natural. such as, feature stylised bird and plant forms. Besides, he combined simplicity with sophistication. His life long love of England’s flora and fauna, his belief that a reverent observation of the natural world might hasten humanity’s spiritual evolution.

Aesthetics

materials and techniques

watercolour, pencil and metal

Formal Elements

The lines are strong and neat, symmetrical and balanced., with flat colours.

 

Art Neoveau

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Alphose Mucha

Context

He was born in1860, a Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, best known for his distinct style and his images of women. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, and designs.

Background

During this time, techniques for mass-produced graphics were rapidly evolving, and printing styles heavily influenced the color and style that artists used.

Style

Mucha’s works frequently featured beautiful, strong young women in flowing vaguely Neoclassical looking robes, often surrounded by lush flowers which sometimes formed haloes behind the women’s heads. His drawings blended inextricably with the design elements of the work. His elegant curveuliear forms and Byzantine surface decoration extended into, and became part of the drawing.

Aesthetics

Formal Elements

Sensuous curves derived from nature, refined decorative elements and natural colors.

Fashion

Modern fashions Inspired by Art based on Mucha’s work.

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SIMILARITIES

Taking a lot of inspiration from the natural.

Colour style

Strong lines

The industrial revolution influenced both two movements.

DIFFERENCES

A&C evolved into a recognizable style based on strong, straight lines, simple geometry, and a disdain of ornamentation for it’s own sake.

AN also favored strong lines and geometry, but also embraced the flourish, the french curve, the use of space in a beautiful way.

Bibliography

Style Guide: Arts & Crafts. http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/s/style-guide-arts-and-crafts/
V&A. Search the collections. http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O74873/textile-design-c-f-a/
THE C.F.A. VOYSEY.SOCIETY. https://www.voyseysociety.org/index.html
George.p.(N.D).The Arts and Crafts Movement: A Brief Introduction. http://www.victorianweb.org/art/design/artsandcrafts/craftintro.html
Lines and colours.(2006).http://linesandcolors.com/2006/01/14/alphonse-mucha/
Artist’s gallery. http://www.rogallery.com/Mucha_Alphonse/mucha-biography.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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