Art Nouveau

Both posters feature a woman and advertise bicycles. One is a mythical allegory for Venus. Given your knowledge of Art Nouveau visual characteristics and formal elements, which poster is European, and which poster appeared in America and why? Defend your answer using references to the Meggs’ textbook, the Art Nouveau slideshow, and your Art Nouveau reading guide. Please include typical characteristics of Art Nouveau in general (why are these both considered Art Nouveau?) as well as specific visual forms found in European and American versions of the movement.



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