Aesthetic Movement


A loosely defined 19th Century European, predominantly British, movement that emphasized aesthetic values over moral or social themes in literature, fine art, the decorative arts, and interior design. It took place in the late Victorian period from around 1868 to 1901. Major proponents included James McNeill Whistler and Oscar Wilde. The slogan “art for art’s sake” encompassed the ideals of living life intensely, following the ideal of beauty and that art should not be utilitarian or sacrifice beauty for practicality. Aesthetic movement décor reflects the sensuality and nature themes stressed by the movement, and was heavily influenced by the art of Japan. The Liberty Store in London popularized the style which also had a great impact on the art and designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany.



 

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