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Bonne Année 2008 P.!! Happy New year from France to Australia!!!
Merci beaucoup Patricia. Same to you.
These are gorgeous! Thank you. :)
These images are incredible!Who owns the copyrights? May I use the images freely?May I use some of them for personal purposes?Thank you
Thanks!Kyla, these images are pre-1923 so they are out of copyright as far as I know.Copyright is always complex and requires the user being diligent about checking out the status themselves - the '1923' refers to the cutoff date for material published in USA - ie. anything published before that date is copyright free.NYPL states: "You may download low-resolution images directly from the web site for personal, research or study purposes for free. This includes classroom use and student projects." Otherwise see their FAQ in relation to Permissions.
Those are decidedly on the border between art nouveau and art deco! I haven't seen much that was quite so in-between the two.
That's exactly what I was thinking. At some point definitions are dissolved by date. In which case anything produced betwixt 1914 and 1920 that doesn't qualify as dada live in limbo. (but these above do feel more Nouveau than Deco to my ignorant eye)
you know i love these, though i gotta say those burmese women from 1900 in their mini-skirts sure runs a close second.
Looking at them again, and trying to figure out just what makes them one thing or the other but neither one... I think some of these are much more Nouveau and some more move toward Deco, but the thing that seems to be Deco about them is a tendency toward circularity in the forms, especially the flowers. Art Nouveau is all about curves (leaving aside certain angular regional versions!), but it doesn't tend toward a lot of circles or to circular blossoms. Some of these really abandon the sinuous line in favor of very solid-looking, stable forms. But of course once real Deco comes in, everything also gets very stripped down, which these certainly aren't.
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