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A [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin new style of decorative art]] that predominated much of the ''[[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Fin de siècle]]'' (TheGayNineties and TheEdwardianEra), ArtNouveau's style consists of asymmetric and fluid movements, and naturalistic colors and themes. Its style was applied to every field, notably buildings, crafts, paintings, lithographic posters and furniture. The movement has influences from [[GreenThumb drawings of plant life]], works by Alphonse Mucha, Pre-Raphaelite paintings, Oriental flavours, Neoclassical, Romantic, Post-impressionist and Expressionist movements. The style spread throughout Europe, where [[IHaveManyNames its mode was dubbed in many languages, either termed as "new", "modern" or "young" art]].[[note]]In Germany and Northern Europe, it was called Jugendstil (youth style) or "secession"[[/note]] The style fell out of favour on or before UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, and its style influenced and helped evolve ArtDeco and other modernist movements.

This style predominates much of 1890s style SteamPunk. Note that art movments before 1890 range from Romantic to Impressionist.

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!!Examples that include or applied about Art Nouveau:

* Alphonse Mucha's posters.
* Most buildings in [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-61AfUoB-ihU/TW5BidwLSMI/AAAAAAAACf8/UZYf8wXq_ao/s1600/art-nouveau-detail-riga-latvia.jpg Riga]], Latvia.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89cole_de_Nancy Nancy School]] in France.
* [[http://prague-stay.com/img/1502/15/false/prague-industrial-palace-art-nouveau.jpg A]] [[http://www.onestepinto.com/gallery/Prague/082_DSC_4190_Prague_OSI.jpg large]] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/Prag_Prague_Cafe_im_Hauptbahnhof_Totale_%282005%29.JPG number]] [[http://www.prague-spot.com/blog/images/153.jpg of]] [[http://images.placesonline.com/accommodations/21/original/2/2/99782622_1.jpg buildings]] in central Prague.
* Most pre-UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo [[http://ipreferparis.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b0bd69e2012875633b58970c-pi entrances]] to UsefulNotes/LeMetropolitain de UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}.
* Old (pre-UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne) [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Otto-Wagner-Pavillon_110606.jpg stations]] on the [[UsefulNotes/ViennaUAndSBahn Vienna U-Bahn]]. They were designed by "Secession" architects.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Majolica_House_facade.jpg Majolica House]] in Vienna.
* The unfinished Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, Spain, and anything by Antoni Gaudí in general.
* Elvish design in the movies of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', as the Elves were close to nature.
* Most of the architecture in the Burton/Schumacher ''{{Film/Batman}}'' film series.
* The Arnold Böcklin typeface.
* ''Creator/NaokoTakeuchi'' [[AuthorAppeal loves this style]] and frequently shows up [[http://mangastyle.net/book2/2-05.jpg in artworks]] for ''Manga/SailorMoon''. It appears in some parts of the manga as well, as characters or vignettes can be framed in asymmetrical swirls and flowers. This also show ups in the two animated adaptations.
** The 90's Anime has a notorious nod to the style [[http://i.imgur.com/5UIJNWa.png?1 in the 4th opening]] (Second opening of the 'R' season), some official artwork also shows the girls [[http://site.harapekodoggybag.com/sailormoon_shitajiki_mars_art_nouveau.JPG framed in artistic rendition of halos]].
** In ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal,'' Its characteristic ornamentation and pastel color spectrum influences some of the series' decorative elements, like the reverse-painted silhouettes in the EpisodeTitleCard, {{Eyecatch}}es, and ToBeContinued, as well as the rose-heavy FlowerMotifs throughout. [[http://37.media.tumblr.com/b7be0f6ff605e243373a0b85542d9e29/tumblr_n88sckveaf1qai1u2o4_500.png The To Be Continued card in particular]] both borrows visual elements from Alphonse Mucha's [[http://www.muchafoundation.org/gallery/browse-works/object/242 haloed]] [[http://www.muchafoundation.org/gallery/browse-works/object_type/posters/object/92 women]], and employs GratuitousFrench.
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