I'm currently really interested in the sumptuous aesthetic of Art Nouveau, and a documentary series on BBC4 has really spurred me on. I think it's amazing how this movement managed to effect all aspects of life and the arts. It's called Gesamtkunstswerk; a piece of art that uses all or many art forms. 
I find the way that Art Nouveau embraced natural imagery absolutely captivating, from the undulating curved of Rene Lalique's jewellery and Emile Galle's glasswork, to the shocking eroticism of ...
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