Art Nouveau and Art Deco— European Design and Craft
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The European design styles Art Nouveau and Art Deco were tidal forces from the end of the 19th century through the early 20th, sweeping up many genres of art and influencing a wide variety of fields. Japanese craft is credited as one of the roots of Art Nouveau, and the new style also took Japan by storm as a kind of reverse import. Art Deco, which began its reign in the 1920s, also immediately caught on in Japan, and influenced the country’s modern crafts. The decorative styles of Art Nouveau and Art Deco had an immeasurable impact on the design and tastes of Japan’s general public.
From the collection of The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, the Yokosuka Museum of Art presents a selection of some 100 works of these much-loved, old yet fresh-seeming forms of European design and craft, as well as works of Japanese craft and design that flourished under the influence of Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
The displayed works will be alternated during this two-part exhibition.
Part I: Apr. 26 (Sat)–Jun. 1 (Sun)
Part II: Jun. 3 (Tues)–Jun. 29 (Sun)
[Image: Alphonse Mucha “Societe Populaire Des Beaux-Arts” (1897), The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Collection, on display Jun. 3 (Tues)–Jun.29 (Sun).