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Decorative Arts and Art Nouveau

Decorative Arts and Art Nouveau

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will examine the role of decorative arts within Art Nouveau.
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Art Nouveau Decorative Arts

This lesson discusses examples of decorative arts in the Art Nouveau style, including the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and René Lalique.

Notes on "Art Nouveau Decorative Arts"

Terms to Know

Decorative Arts

The design of objects that are both beautiful and useful. Could include furniture, jewelry, and pottery, among other things.


An iridescent art glass originally designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany for use in lamps and stained glass windows.


Displaying multiple colors that change when viewed at different angles.

Tiffany Glass

A style of glass designed by the Tiffany Studios characterized by uneven glass thickness, and rich colors.



Image of Tiffany, Pond Lilly Lamp, Photo by Sailko, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Louis_comfort_tiffany,_lampada_da_tavolo_pomb_lily,_1900-10_ca..JPG; Image of Tiffany, Favrile Glass Bowl, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tiffany_p1070159.jpg; Image of Lalique, Bangle, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bracelet_Lalique_Mus%C3%A9e_Gulbenkian.JPG; Image of Lalique, Dragonfly Lady Brooch, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lalique_dragonfly.jpg;