A true tiled mosaic consisting of tiles from the Art-Deco period of the 1920’s. Also known as Art Nouveau, each tile was hand-made with special designs.
A few of these tiles came from Buenos Aires, Argentina where art-deco was quite popular. But the new wave of modern design had these tiles removed from apartments and sold on venues like Ebay.
Art begins with resistance – at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
Categories: 2013 Project 365, history
There is a difference between Art Deco and Art Nouveau …. (google) .. 😉
I thought so when putting up this post but when looking quickly at these tiles for history, I got both as a response. Thank you.
I love your blog, I never know what you’re going to come up with for your posts! The craftsmanship and artistic abilities of those who made these tiles really comes through in your photos!
LOL ! Thanks Jerry ! Ok..so I was desperate for an idea. Although it did involve me finding them in storage and pulling them out. Now I’ve got to put them back. 🙂
Beautiful! So much work goes into these tiles…years ago when I bought my first house there was a big fireplace in one of the rooms. It had black paint all over it and I decided to scrape the paint off one day. Underneath were there very bright amazing tiles (much like the ones in your picture) – they really brought the room to life. I can’t think why the previous occupant decided to paint over them in black paint!
Oh Wow ! That must have been like discovering a treasure chest. I bet they were beautiful tiles and thanks to your hard work were able to shine through again.
Thank you ! Now to find a way to get them displayed.
I am SO in love with Art Nouveau. Those tiles are BEAUTIFUL!
So do you understand the difference between Art Deco and Art Nouveau? Sure would appreciate an explanation. 🙂
YESS I do actually because I would LOVE to do a show with an art nouveau look! Nouveau is 1800’s and DECO is the “remix” if you will redone in the 1930’s golden age era! Art Nouveau started in Paris and you can see how the style spread through riegon. Everyone had there own version! Here’s a video I watched a while ago about it You’ll love it!
Where the movement started and
To see the comparison in styles. I think there are 2 more videos but I can’t seem to find the links in my folder!
Those are beautiful tiles Emily, and I’ll have to watch those 2 episodes as well.
They are awesome videos Robert, and need to thank Jasmine for sharing it with us.