Category Archives: Art Nouveau

Fantasy costume of Dione by Léon Bakst

Art deco costume design. Léon Bakst. Mother of Venus

Fantasy costume design of the mother of Venus, by Léon Bakst.

Fantasy costume of Dione, Mother of Venus by Léon Bakst

‘Fantaisie Sur Le Costume Moderne, Dioné’, By Léon Bakst 1914. 

Dione is in Greek mythology, the mother of Aphrodite. In Roman mythology, she is equated with Venus. Or Dione (Greek Διώνη) is in Greek mythology, the daughter of Atlas and the wife of Tantalus, thus the mother of Broteas, Pelops and Niobe.

Art deco, Art nouveau fashion era.

Costume designs for the Russian ballet by Léon Bakst.

Fakir costume. Russian ballet. Fantasie costume designs. Leon Bakst.

Costume designs for the Russian ballet “Le Dieu Bleu.” By Léon Bakst. 1914. Femme avec Offrande. Un Fakir.

Costume designs for the Russian ballet “Le Dieu Bleu.” by Léon Bakst.

Femme avec Offrande. Un Fakir.

Art deco, Art Nouveau era

Panel in Gesso and Mother of Pearls by Frederick Marriot.

Fairy, fantasy costume. Art nouveau dress. Frederick Marriot

Panel by Frederick Marriot

Panel in Gesso and Mother of Pearls by Frederick Marriot.

Fairy, fantasy costume. Art nouveau period 1910s.

Frederick MARRIOTT, (1860-1941).
 Painter and etcher of landscapes, architectural subjects and portraits. Born on 20th October 1860 at Stoke-on-Trent, brother of the artist Frank Pickford Marriott. 
Received his early training in the school of Art, Coalbrookdale, and at the age of 14 he went to work as a pottery painter in a factory. In 1879 he gained a National Scholarship at the R.C.A. where he studied for three years.
He then worked as a designer and illustrator to Marcus Ward [note: should be “Wood”] and Company. Later became Chief Designer with Eyre and Spottiswood, and remained for four and a half years. He practised repoussé work, wood carving, enamelling and modelling, and produced some fine panels in modelled glass [note: should be “gesso” ] with mother-of-pearl inlay. Exhibited at the R.A., R.E., in the provinces and at the Paris Salon.
He was Design Master at Blackheath Art School, Headmaster of the Onslow College Art School, Chelsea, and Headmaster, Goldsmith’s Institute, 1895-1925. 
Member of the Arts and Crafts Society, also the Art Workers’ Guild, and was elected A.R.E. 1909, R.E. 1924. Made continental tours working on town scenes with the emphasis on architecture, and also visited and painted in Australia about 1910. He was friendly with Brangwyn, Clausen, Drury and East.
Lived in London and died on 2nd October 1941.

Source: “Dictionary of British Artists working 1900-1950” by GRANT. M WALTERS,

Design for an embroidered chair back by Robert Anning Bell.

Robert Anning Bell. Art Nouveau Embroidery Design. Furniture decoration.

Embroidered chair back by Robert Anning Bell, R.W.S.

Art nouveau design for an embroidered chair back by Robert Anning Bell.

Victorian painter Robert Anning Bell 1863–1933 was an English artist, figure painter, sculptor of reliefs, illustrator and designer of mosaics and stained glass most notably for Westminster Cathedral.

Free Ebook: The tempest; a comedy by William Shakespeare. Decorated by Robert Anning Bell (1901)

Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame 1898

Maxfield Parrish. Medieval fantasy costumes. Kenneth Grahame. Dies Irae. Dream Days. The Reluctant Dragon

” Dies Irae. ” An Illustration to Kenneth Grahame`s ” Dream Days.”

Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame 1898

Dies Irae.” An Illustration to Kenneth Grahame’s “Dream Days.” By Maxfield Parrish. (From the original in the possession of John Lane, Esq.)

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Art nouveau illustration by Hede von Trapp.

Fantasy oriental costume. Art nouveau illustration. Painter Hede von Trapp.

” The Broken String of Beats ” by Hede von Trapp.

” The Broken String of Beats “. Art nouveau illustration by Hede von Trapp 1910s.

Hede von Trapp 1877-1947 was an Austrian poet, painter and graphic artist of the Art Nouveau. The majority of the artistic work of Hede von Trapp consists of literary works. She initially worked exclusively as an author and poet. Her graphic oeuvre is mostly closely thematically related to its literature. Often to play female characters who fight against social conventions, a central role.