Art Nouveau
(2,122 words)

International reform movement from the mid-1890s through around 1914, affecting all genres of art. The aim was to contribute to an improvement in living conditions and to the cultural refinement of society by means of education in taste and aesthetic design in everyday life. The Galician graphic artist, book illustrator, and photographer Ephraim Moses Lilien (1874–1925) stood out among Jewish practitioners of art nouveau (Ger. Jugendstil). Lilien memorably used the art no…

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Petra Klara Gamke-Breitschopf, Leipzig, “Art Nouveau”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 23 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0384>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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