Wheel-Carving

Curved, flowing lines. A description published in Pan magazine of Hermann Obrist's wall-hanging Cyclamen described it as “sudden violent curves generated by the crack of a whip,” which became well-known during the early spread of Art Nouveau. Subsequently, not only did the work itself become better-known as The Whiplash, but the term “whiplash” is frequently applied to the characteristic curves employed by Art Nouveau artists. Such decorative “whiplash” motifs formed by dynamic, undulating, and flowing lines in a syncopated rhythm, are found throughout the architecture, painting, sculpture, and other forms of Art Nouveau design. Sometimes referred to as tensile line.



 

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12/7/2017
Macklowe Gallery Hosts Winter Antiques Show Kick-Off Party

(NEW YORK, NY—December 7, 2017) — The Winter Antiques Show Kick-Off Party was held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the new Macklowe Gallery, now located at 445 Park Avenue in NYC. The Winter Antiques  More>>

12/1/2017
Macklowe Gallery Hosts Official Grand Opening Event

Pictured left: President Ben Macklowe, and his father, co-founder of Macklowe Gallery, Lloyd Macklowe On November 30, 2017 Macklowe Gallery hosted a Grand Opening reception in celebration of their new flagship  More>>

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