Belle Epoque Art Nouveau to Deco
Belle Epoque Art Nouveau to Deco: from around 1875 to 1914, art in Europe took on a whole new approach.
From Impressionism, through Post Impressionism, Cubism, Pointillism – in fact so many ‘isms’ it’s best to look them up in an art history book.
This video just touches on some of the avant-garde as background to the main theme of Art Nouveau.
A brief introduction and a little bit of fun and humour.
Art-Tales is a magazine blog site following the journeys and reflections through the art world of artist, sketcher, art historian and critic Al Beckett.
Merely to amuse, inform and entertain, Art-Tales is aimed at people who simply wish to dip a toe into the art world, share an insight, smile at a joke and maybe even be informed a little.
Al regularly visits the major galleries in the UK and whenever possible, mainland Europe and the USA. He keeps up to date by subscribing to many periodicals, viewing documentaries and the news in general.
Al paints and sculpts himself and frequently sketches in-situ. He has written a book ‘The Primacy of Your Eye’ designed to give people some insights to enhance their experiences in galleries. Fully illustrated with 400 sketches and drawings of major art works and their artists, the book takes the reader on a journey through topics to perhaps consider enriching the viewing experience.
To many, the art world is daunting, to others it holds little interest. A gentle submersion at a depth to suit the individual can produce rich and rewarding results.
That’s the purpose of Art-Tales.