Author(s): Elena Lopez
Relax and rediscover two of the biggest artistic movements from the beginning of the 20th century Art Nouveau and Art Deco by colouring in 100 expertly drawn motifs and illustrations. Dating from the turn of the century, Art Nouveau is a celebration of the beauty and variety of nature and of the feminine form. In contrast, Art Deco, born in the Roaring Twenties, glorifies geometry as a tribute to the innovations of industry. Barcelona and Gaudi versus New York and the Chrysler building, Mucha versus Lempicka, sensuality and poetry versus sophistication and modernity. This stunning collection unites both movements across areas that they have influenced. From architecture, interior design, jewelry, to fashion, typography and art. Discover the different shapes and structures that have influenced and marked each era. Experiment with soft and pastel tones of grey, pink, purple and blue and play with the brash and primary tones of red, orange, copper and green. Let your creativity draw you forth on a pathway of relaxation.
ELENA LOPEZ is a Barcelona-based designer and illustrator. With a background working in publishing and advertising, she is now pursuing her passion for drawing and illustration, and studying engraving and spontaneous drawing.