The interim verdict: your preferences lie in art nouveau (modern) – one of the most inspiring styles, the holy grail for modern designers. In many countries the style has a different name – it turned out to be extremely powerful for reflecting the indigenous aesthetics and was adjusted to local cultures and traditions.
So, if you hear the names of art nouveau, jugendstil, modern style, secession, Style Liberty, Tiffany style, Glasgow style – that’s pretty much the same style, and your first choice when looking for a painting. The main features of the style are the flowing curved lines, absence of sharp angles and straight lines, floral patterns, ornaments and the priority of the decorative function of the paintings over the philosophy and narrative. The rush for discovering new and rediscovering the old techniques and the decorative appeal made art nouveau very popular and fruitful in the commercial and applied art. The large-scale canvases balance vast colour blocks with delicate nuances (as you can see on M.Vrubel’s and G. Klimt’s paintings), and unlike many other styles, the art nouveau panel paintings look as precious in the home interior as they do at the gallery.