Art Movements

From Arts and Crafts to Steampunk and everything in between. Articles in this category focus on Art Movements, primarily from the 19th Century to today.

Bohemian art glass

Bohemian Art Glass: From Baroque to Classicism

The Baroque Period: While the Thirty Years War has since been largely supplanted in the collective consciousness by more recent calamities (i.e. the two world wars), at the time it raged, it was one of the longest, bloodiest, and most devastating conflicts Europe has ever known. What began as a war between Protestant and Catholic…

Absinthe Robette Belle Epoque

La Belle Époque – The Beautiful Era

La Belle Époque, French for ‘Beautiful Era’ began in 1871 – in line with the Third French Republic the year before – and came to an end at the beginning of World War I. After the bitterness of France’s defeat in the Franco-Prussian War came a time of peace and prosperity, and also of great…

Alphonse Mucha Reverie 1897

Art Nouveau Glass – A Movement in Motion

Art Nouveau Glass was part of a movement that spread across Europe between 1890 and 1905 and still echos through some of today’s artwork. The movement took its name from a Paris shop; La Maison de l’Art Nouveau ; a keen proponent of rising art styles. At the World’s Fair in Paris in 1900 the…

Art Deco Girl

Art Deco Glass

Art Deco Glass is an amazing array of glass that has become almost as famous as the Art Deco era it envisioned.  Art Deco is a slightly confused term as it was jostling for position with other Art Movements in the inter-war years. It was a half-step away from Belle Epoque and Art Nouveau and…

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