Art Nouveau could be called the Pop Art of its time. The
name 'Art Nouveau' derived from the name of a shop in Paris, Maison de l'Art Nouveau, at the time run by Siegfried Bing, that showcased objects that followed this approach to design.
Dynamic, undulating, and flowing, with curved 'whiplash' lines of syncopated rhythm,
characterized much of Art Nouveau.
A Newcomb pottery vase. (Courtesy Tulane University.)
A impatiens-design cup and saucer, circa 1907, are on loan to Newcomb College from Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Jung. The incised
lines and underglaze painting with glossy glaze are the work of decorators Leona Nicholson and Sally Holt; the potter was
Joseph Meyer. (Courtesy Tulane University.)