Art Nouveau : Art & Architecture

OSH 730 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: TBA
Instructor: Batia Cohen

Course Description

The 19th-century industrial revolution changed the view of the world. La Exposition Universelle set the pace for what became known as La Belle Époque. While the Eiffel Tower was being constructed with iron, an innovative new material, Art Nouveau became the fashionable style. Organic forms, the arabesque line, and botanical elements became the elements of inspiration for this new generation of artists. Trademarks like Tiffany, Lalique, Gallé, and Daum began at this moment. Dreamy glass pieces, fantastic jewelry, and imaginative ceramics were created in this new style.

Week 1 Introduction to Art Nouveau
Week 2 Art Nouveau Architecture
Week 3 Art Nouveau Painting & Ads
Week 4 Art Nouveau Jewelry
Week 5 Art Nouveau Glass
Week 6 Conclusion

Dr. Batia Cohen has a Ph.D. in Mesoamerican Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad Metropolitana in Mexico City. She was an adjunct professor at Florida International University, and she has taught in Florida for the past 15 years. Batia has published numerous articles in specialized Art and History magazines. She is currently a collaborator of a cultural magazine in Spanish online; She is the author of the historical novel Una Amapola Entre Cactus.

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