Friday, July 22, 2011

One Week To Go

Today in class we learned about the Jugendstil and Art Nouveau. It was a big cultural shift in Austrian culture during the Turn-of-the-Century, and apparently is newly "retro-vogue"

Frankly it's still the style of stuff that Grandma had in her house... But that means it was already out-dated when she had that stuff... (Not that there's anything wrong with that...)

The important aspects of this style were function, low-cost (but still attractive), and using materials efficently

They liked mosaics because they were decorative, but easy to fix or update

I liked the Turtles

Gold leaf was also a favorite material - this is the Succession Building. Basically the Stick it to the Man monument of the young hip artists

They liked to use pink and light green...

I also went clubbing for the first and last time. It was free and I had a free Coke, but I also got a free migraine...

1 comment:

  1. So the magic water didn't work. and more stunning photos. Can't wait to see you.