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Art nouveau may not have been fully appreciated until the 1960s, when it heavily influenced art and style. Try our quiz to test your knowledge of art nouveau.start quiz
Question 1 of 20
Another name for art nouveau is:
... Jugendstil is a German word meaning "youth style" that also has been used to describe the art nouveau movement.
Question 2 of 20
This was the first Parisian gallery to exhibit art nouveau paintings.
... The Maison de l'Art Nouveau (House of New Art) gallery was the brainchild of German art dealer Samuel Bing.
Question 3 of 20
What is considered the first piece of art nouveau work?
... A book cover for "Wren's City Churches" by English architect and designer Arthur Mackmurdo was considered the first art nouveau "piece."
Question 4 of 20
In what year was Wren's City Churches published?
... The 1883 patterned floral book cover by Mackmurdo -- like much of his work between 1882 and 1890 -- represented the visual energy that was art nouveau.
Question 5 of 20
What Asian art form also has influenced the development of art nouveau?
... The woodblock prints created by Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai were influential because of their strong colors and flat style.
Question 6 of 20
What international art expo was the first one to display art nouveau in Europe?
... The Exposition Universelle was held in Paris in 1900.
Question 7 of 20
Which of the following was NOT influenced by art nouveau style?
... In addition to graphic arts and ceramics, painted glass, architecture, fine jewelry, posters and other printed works were influenced by art nouveau style.
Question 8 of 20
A noted graphic artist of the art nouveau period was:
... All three worked during the art nouveau period, but Louis Majorelle was a furniture designer and Émile André was an architect. Virginia Frances Sterret was an artist and illustrator.
Question 9 of 20
Art nouveau was NOT inspired by:
... Art nouveau was all about finding harmony with circular and natural forms, colors and designs.
Question 10 of 20
The art nouveau movement lasted until ________ .
... Art nouveau was especially influential in France and England, where it lasted the longest, until about 1914.
Question 11 of 20
This was the most common medium for graphic arts during the art nouveau period.
... Lithographs were preferred because they could be reproduced in large quantities, making art accessible "to the masses," a major goal of art nouveau.
Question 12 of 20
What famous American company was heavily influenced by art nouveau?
... Tiffany's lamps are classic examples of glassware designed in art nouveau style.
Question 13 of 20
What building is recognized by UNESCO as "the founding work of art nouveau" in architecture?
... The Hôtel Tassel, located in Brussels, was designed by architect Victor Horta in 1893. He used new materials along with an asymmetrical, art nouveau design.
Question 14 of 20
What design element is most characteristic of art nouveau?
... This form was known as the "French curve."
Question 15 of 20
This famous French glass and jewelry designer was from the art nouveau period:
... Rene Lalique also designed clocks, perfume bottles and automobile hood ornaments.
Question 16 of 20
Art nouveau focuses heavily on ________ colors.
... The most commonly used colors in art nouveau design are warm colors -- such as reds and yellows -- but they lack saturation.
Question 17 of 20
What's the most popular image found in art nouveau paintings?
... Beautiful young women with flowing hair and airy dresses are popular in art nouveau illustrations.
Question 18 of 20
Which of the following European countries does NOT have many examples of art nouveau architecture?
... Countries in central and eastern Europe were the most influenced by art nouveau.
Question 19 of 20
What's the philosophy of art nouveau?
... Because art nouveau believed art should be a part of life, followers of this movement created not only graphic arts, but also designed everything from furniture and silverware to textiles and jewelry.
Question 20 of 20
Art nouveau was created as a reaction to what type of art?
... Academic art was the type of art taught at official art academies. It was characterized by a conservative, solemn state and by its fixed definition of aesthetics.
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