Friday, November 4, 2011

Inspiration Avenue:Art Nouveau

This week for the Inspiration Avenue challenge, Maggie showed us examples of "new art," or Art Nouveau, which was popular from 1890 to just prior to World War I. I admit, a lot of the furniture in my house is either late Victorian or early Art Nouveau. My slag glass lamps (often called the poor man's Tiffany) are distinctly Art Nouveau. So I am quite familiar with this style of art.




My IA entry is a silver spoon with the distinctive shape and curvilinear design of classic Art Nouveau. I flattened and added an image and a tiny heart to the bowl. I added bits of color around the curves and crevices of the nature-inspired artwork in the handle using alcohol inks, but they don't show that well under the scanner. Jumping outside my normal paper or fabric comfort zone this week was a lot of fun.

22 thoughtful remarks:

see you there! said...

Clever! I didn't manage to meet the challenge but I sure like your entry.

Darla

Dianne said...

I love art Nouveau! your interpretation is charming and beautiful...

Steph said...

Hey....how ya doin? I've been away for a while...hope you are well..this piece is lovely, E!!! happy friday!!!

Magpie said...

Oh, how cool is this! The spoon is so pretty, and adding the art is inspired. Perfect for the art nouveau challenge!

Dianne said...

Love this! Great idea for a spoon!

Hettienne said...

Beautiful!! real art nouveau style!

priti.lisa said...

This is a so pretty and a great idea...I can see a set of them together to make a pretty wind chime.
And BTW...I found your address in my address book of all places, lol. Not quite as disorganized as I thought. Your package will be on the way! ♥♥♥Lisa

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Sterling idea(well, maybe silver plated) ! People are often surprised that it is so easy to flatten a spoon that they never think of using it as a surface to decorate, this is a refreshingly different idea!

peggy gatto said...

It is so unique and lovely!!!!!!

Diane said...

Just beautiful Elizabeth--and perfect!!

Halle said...

Lovely... The spoon pattern is right up my alley as well.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Very nice entry! I didn't get a chance to do one this week with the power outage & all--hope to be back on track for next week.

Terrie said...

It's so interesting to see a medium other than paint on paper - this is very creative and a great addition to the theme!

WrightStuff said...

That's so pretty and great use of an old spoon!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Lovely this is!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

This is a great idea and very outside what you normally do... such a great result though... This would look great hanging in a shadow box wouldn't it... if you frame it somehow, please post a pic for us to see... love it xx

artangel said...

What an amazing and creative idea - and I don't quite know why but I'm always drawn to spoons! Love love love this!!

Tammy said...

How very sweet.
BTW, have you rec'd the giveaway box I sent?

New End Studio said...

A lot of romance in art nouveau, the spoon is a fine reflection of that, pretty.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oh I absolutely LOVE this- great idea and design! If it were mine, I'd hang it on the wall ;)

craftydvl said...

This is beautiful, I would never want to eat with it-- I would want to display it for everyone else to look at and love! Congratulations on a beautiful themed submission : - D

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

This is lovely!