Artist of the Day-Folding Screens #3 (click on image to view individually)

These Art Nouveau screens were created at the very beginning of the 20th century. Art Nouveau was aimed at modernizing design. Artists drew inspiration from organic and geometric forms creating designs that were made up of natural forms such as blossoms and stems of plants. Line contours were emphasized over color which tended to be muted. This movement was committed to raising the crafts to the level of the ‘fine arts’. The architect Gaudi presents as a great example of Art Nouveau.