CAT – La xarxa europea del Modernisme publica un nou llibre que inclou una ponència sobre forja presentada a Milà. Lluïsa Amenós, col.laboradora de GRACMON, n’és l’autora.

ESP – La red europea del Modernismo publica un nuevo libro que incluye una ponencia sobre forja presentada en Milán. Luisa Amenós, colaboradora de GRACMON, es su autora.

Art Nouveau & Ecologie. Mélanges, European Art Nouveau Networt, 2015

From 2010 to 2015, the Network focused on the theme of “Art Nouveau and Ecology”, within the framework of a new project sponsored by the European Commission’s Culture Programme. The aim behind the project was to return to the origins of the movement, whilst establishing its connections with the 21st century. In the latter half of the 19th century, scientific discoveries like that of the microscope allowed living organisms to be examined in minute detail. This enabled artists to reconnect with nature and paved the way for major works such as those by Ernst Haeckel and Karl Blossfeldt. These publications offered the artists of that time an unprecedented repertoire of new forms. The enthusiasm aroused by Japanese art and its poetic interpretation of natural forms likewise played a key role in this artistic resurgence. The inexhaustible source of inspiration represented by the natural world during the European Art Nouveau movement was the central theme of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network’s fourth project. An international symposium entitled “The Perception of Art Nouveau”, which was held in Brussels in 2010, provided a frame of reference for these five years of work. “The Nature of Art Nouveau”, a touring exhibition featuring images reflecting the wealth of the Network partners’ heritage, travelled to some fifteen different cities. In addition to these events, five historical laboratories were established to carry out research into the links between Art Nouveau and nature. In collaboration with environmental specialists, the participants also studied Art Nouveau artists within the context of their natural environment. This publication, which presents a selection of texts from different conferences, serves as a conclusion to a project rich in exchanges and events. Of interest to specialists and the general public alike, its programme of activities has helped to preserve and emphasise the cultural value and European dimension of this legacy, so precious to us all !