The Finest Examples of Art Nouveau Architecture in Central Europe

Art Nouveau means "New Art" in French, but it's also known as Jugendstil, Secession, Modernisme and Stile Liberty. This popular style of the late 19th and early 20th century gave us some of the world's fanciest and most colorful buildings — especially in Central Europe. Here's an incredible gallery of them.… » 6/11/14 3:00pm 6/11/14 3:00pm

How the Paris World's Fair brought Art Nouveau to the Masses in 1900

    The Paris World's Fair of 1900 (also known as The Exposition Universelle) was held in Paris between 15 April and 12 November. On display were many new inventions: matryoshka dolls, Diesel engines, talking film, and the telegraphone. But more importantly, the architecture and design of this World's Fair brought the… » 11/11/13 3:00pm 11/11/13 3:00pm

    Game of Thrones ladies get melancholy Mucha-style theater posters

    Artist Elin Jonsson channels Alphonse Mucha for a series of prints inspired by the Art Nouveau illustrator's theater posters. Four ladies from Game of Thrones each get a turn in the starring role. » 10/05/13 1:00pm 10/05/13 1:00pm

    Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau Architecture

    The Art Noveau ("New Art" in French) was a popular style of art between 1890 and 1910, known as Jugendstil, Modernisme and Secession. In Hungary it was quite popular; some of the country's most famous architects designed buildings in this style. Some of them were inspired by traditional Hungarian decorative designs,… » 2/11/13 2:57pm 2/11/13 2:57pm

    The women of Marvel wear their flowing, formal costume attire

    Art nouveau heroines are the latest trend among fan artists, but Hanie Mohd has added a fashionable touch, draping Marvel's superheroines in long, flowing dresses based on their slim-fitting costumes. » 12/16/12 3:00pm 12/16/12 3:00pm

    Lovely Art Nouveau Portraits of the 1980s' Greatest Fantasy Heroines

    Artist kishokahime combines the movie and TV heroines she loved as a child with her even deeper love for Art Nouveau to create a series of striking portraits ornamented with details from each lady's respective medium. » 11/25/12 11:00am 11/25/12 11:00am

    Art Nouveau Ruins of a Sewage Treatment Plant

    Usually the phrase "abandoned sewage treatment plant" doesn't conjure up attractive images, but this plant in northwest Germany is rusting quite gracefully. Years of neglect have done little to detract from the beauty of the original industrial architecture. » 7/01/12 5:00pm 7/01/12 5:00pm

    The Glamour of Evil: Art Nouveau Supervillains!

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    Everybody knows that evil is more beautiful and alluring than good — that's why it's so hard to choose good. But to prove it, check out a collection of lovely Art Nouveau posters of science fiction and fantasy's greatest villains. » 7/15/11 11:10am 7/15/11 11:10am

    The Legion of Art Nouveau Heroes

    What we need in this troubled world is heroes. Who look cool. And what looks cooler than Art Nouveau? The European art style popularized in the late 19th century is synonymous with beauty, grace and total mind-blowing radness. » 7/08/11 12:00pm 7/08/11 12:00pm

    The Art Nouveau of scifi heroines

    Megan Lara enshrines science fiction heroines in Art Nouveau illustrations, transforming them from pop culture queens into goddesses and archetypal spirits of adventure. » 5/14/11 9:00am 5/14/11 9:00am

    The Otherworldly Architecture of François Schuiten

    Belgian comic book artist François Schuiten is famous for creating rich and fantastical cityscapes, with shades of steampunk and Art Nouveau, envisioning a future dominated not by faceless office buildings, but by romantic and innovative architecture. » 9/14/09 8:20am 9/14/09 8:20am