10th June- World Art Nouveau Day

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  • World Art Nouveau Day is an annual observance dedicated to an international style of art, architecture and applied art that was popular in the late 19th and early 20th century.
  • The main objective of the Art Nouveau movement was to break down the traditional distinction between applied arts and fine arts, such as painting and sculpture.
  • The inaugural of World Art Nouveau Day was held on June 10, 2013.
  • It was organized by the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest and SzecessziósMagazin, a Hungarian magazine dedicated to Art Nouveau.
  • The date of June 10 was chosen because it is the death anniversary of two famous representatives of the Art Nouveau movement who made a significant contribution to its development, Hungarian architect ÖdönLechner and Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.
  • The World Art Nouveau Day events and activities are primarily coordinated by the Barcelona-based Art Nouveau European Route and the Brussels-based Réseau Art Nouveau Network.
  • In 2019, the event was also supported by the platform European Heritage Alliance 3.3.
  • On the occasion of World Art Nouveau Day, cultural organizations across the world hold exhibitions, photo contests, lectures, guided tours and other events aimed at educating wide audiences about Art Nouveau and popularizing the style.
  • The ninth edition (2021) of World Art Nouveau Day will be dedicated to the theme of Animals in Art Nouveau.
  • Fauna and flora have always played a key role in this style. Used to decorate buildings, objects and furniture, nature has influenced the curved and abstract lines that make Art Nouveau unique.