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Moreover, by this time he no longer held the leading position that he enjoyed at the turn of the century, although admittedly he was able to establish contact with and attract a younger generation. (Sembach) fundamentally erroneous approach is that The fact that van de Velde ceased to function as the leader of art nouveau was not due to a change in the quality of his work. Rather, his creative activity proceeded in distinct phases, each one yielding to the next in a constant process of growth and regeneration.

10), Gaillard's furniture we slender-limbed pieces. rather than used. its much lighter. In his sofa of 1901 The sofa seems designed to be looked at One does not sit down and rest here; one gazes the esthetic beauty of the in is see the subtle plasticity typical of Gaillard's delicate, work whose , at attractiveness lies essentially decorative quality. In 1902, Alphonse Mucha designed a which the structural arrangement of simple curved lines creates a feeling both of tension and economy. This piece displays a close affinity with Guimard's metro "tulips" (fig.

Despite his exaggerated protestations, van de Velde was, in of the entire art nouveau fact, the spearhead movement. His words should not alienate our sympathies, for they arose in moments of great passion. His personal moderation and superior intellect allow us to overlook his pretentiousness. " Osthaus's words reflect the typical villas for rich industrialists. activity 29 and "one-for-all" feeling that was characteristic of In truth, van de Velde was an extraordinarily gifted artist who was driven by an urge to create.

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