Decorative Arts

A collective term to describe embellished or adorned objects, such as ceramics, enamels, furniture, glass, metalwork, and textiles, especially when used as interior decoration. Traditionally the Decorative Arts were separated from the “Fine Arts” (painting, sculpture, printmaking) based on functionality and intended purpose. In Art Historical terms Decorative Arts are sometimes referred to as the “Minor Arts.” Art Nouveau sought to eliminate the distinction between the Arts by creating objects of beauty and elegance that also served a functional purpose beyond being purely aesthetic.


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French Art Nouveau Lithograph "The Four Seasons" by Alphonse Mucha
Mucha — ML-12069
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French Art Nouveau Lithograph "Salons des Cent XXeme Exposition" by Mucha
Mucha — ML-16859
French Art Nouveau LIthograph, "La Trappistine," by Alphonse Mucha
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