An international, late 19th – and early 20th – century decorative style characterized by organic foliate forms, sinuous lines, and non-geometric, “whiplash” curves. Art Nouveau originated in Europe in the 1880s, and reached the peak of its popularity around 1900. In America, it insired, among others, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933). The name ist drives from “La Maison de l’ Art Nouveau”, a gallery for interior design that opend in Paris in 1896. The German term for Art Nouveau in Jugendstil.
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