Modern furniture

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Zhebiton on February 11, 2011

I`d like to talk about furniture, furniture in the Art Nouveau style (Art Nouveau). Although it is not so much a conversation as a parade of images. Still would like to note that the exposition was presented not only furniture but also other items of decorative art.

Appeared in the late XIX century, new art has set a goal "to reflect the life and invents for this style, which takes a sample directly the natural form, is a great variety and dynamism.
Thus, in the dining room, designed by Alexander Charpentier around 1900, bizarre vines give manifest in all its glory panels made in the neoclassical style.
Interestingly, this decoration was created to Adrien Benard banker, the builder of underground, the man who commissioned Hector Guimard designed the entrance to the Paris Metro.
Guimard called himself a representative of the "Art of Architecture" and demonstrated a clear penchant for floral ornaments, as evidenced by the cast ornaments in the museum.

The main principle of the Art Nouveau style - the unity of architecture, furniture and decoration. Decorative objects and furniture should not be isolated but should be organically integrated into the overall style of the house. Guimard applies this principle in one of its main buildings, a small castle Béranger in the 16th district in Paris, for which he designs all the furniture. Also in this paper Guimard not forget about plant forms, which can be seen by looking at the couch for a smoking room.

Francois Ryuper rifle was trained as a sculptor, but also produces items for the decorative arts. He produced about twenty pieces of furniture, between 1890 and 1904 in which it was felt that he was primarily a sculptor. His work is particularly interesting because of its nude female figures who perform the practical or decorative function. This fountain bears the imprint of reverie. Water, bubbling stream of goatskin, which pushes the naked nymph, is going to sink. Sink represents water, the edge of which is decorated with lilies, which are the holders for soap.

Also, we were able to visit an interesting exhibition «Art Nouveau Revival. 1900. 1933. 1966. 1974 (Renaissance Art Nouveau), passing at this time in the Museum d'Orsay. It was interesting to see how the principles declared by modernity, are reflected in subsequent years, developed and interpreted by the representatives of such areas as "organic design", "psihodelizm", "naturalism", etc.
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