Modern glass window
The popularity of Art Nouveau and Russian modern style in early 1900’s contributed greatly to technical and art experiments with modern glass window. It was very common at that time to use a modern window glass as a part of the interior.
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The "Modern" style appeared around 1890 and changed the decorative arts of that period. It lasted until about 1914. It combined two styles. First one - is a sinuous, fluid style (it was in France and in Belgium, and based on the respect for nature, when the smallest form, reminding us of the beauty of nature - a tiny bud, the corolla or stem, winding roots of the plant, the wings of a dragonfly - have been used in the art by artists and artisans).
The second branch of the "modern" – is a linear style. Mackintosh style, Viennese masters - quite a low-key style, without any sensible interpretation of nature. In favor of the simple, elegant shapes and geometric patterns. That geometry that we see around us. Style was based on the assertion that the architecture, the decoration and the furniture have become as one. When the popularity of Art Nouveau began to subside, more simple and geometric line of modern style has stood the test of time and during the 1920s it grew into a linear graphic style and formed the basis of Art Deco and Modernism. And it was usual for people of that period to have a modern window glass in their interior.
The basis of this style was an experiment. If the Victorian stained glass is made a team of artisans who worked on the design scheme, the designer of the modern era can directly supervise activities of glassblower, and if it is necessary - even a highly skilled engraver. Working with modern glass window, artists of Art Nouveau experimented with a variety of techniques, seeking to convey subtle color variations in the natural world.
More than in any other form of arts and crafts, master of the modern era have combined new techniques with an original fantasy design, creating a lasting work of art.
Stained glass played a major role in the development of "modern" style. Its pliable nature of the fluid went perfectly for smooth organic forms of Art Nouveau. The glass was sealed with a variety of flowers and insects (dragonflies, butterflies, moths, ants, beetles and other different insects), the images of different birds and beautiful scenery. This appealing to nature as an infinite source of inspiration, with its inexhaustible supply of motives, creates the art with their rich system of symbols that can leave a trace in the human soul.
Stained glass Art Nouveau style has become more than just utilitarian one, entering into the realm of decorative objects and praising the aesthetic quality of both forms of glass products and their clearance.
The "Russian modern” style was a very noticeable trend in art 1890-1900 years., with obvious similarities with European stylistic moments of this era and in different countries it was called differently: Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, Modern stile, etc. Contemporaries often called it a " new style". The desire to unite the arts is an inherent element of the modern style. It has expanded its methods of expression, which was led to stylistic unity with the more general "style of the era."
Art Nouveau works was created not for the museum halls, but for the rooms and houses of our daily lives - from architectural, stained glass to jewelry, posters and greeting cards. And this art is actively interferes in the environment of man, in the everyday consciousness of the inhabitants of this environment, not only shows a complex spiritual atmosphere of the time, but significantly affects it.