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Art Nouveau: The Nature of Dreams is a new exhibition to examine the first European style to self-consciously proclaim itself Modern – Art Nouveau was profoundly a product of its age. Comprised of a collection of movements in art, design, and architecture, based in major urban centres across the world, Art Nouveau designers focused their attention on new interpretations of nature, and explored the possibilities of natural form in the creation of a modern style. Art Nouveau was heavily indebted to English art, design, and architecture, all the more interesting given that a substantial Art Nouveau movement didn’t emerge in England. The Europeans openly acknowledged and celebrated the contribution of William Morris, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the Arts and Crafts Movement, and the Aesthetic Movement, to the Art Nouveau aesthetic.
Through the treasures of the Anderson Collection at the Sainsbury Centre, Art Nouveau: The Nature of Dreams showcases English masterpieces in avant-garde design during this period to explore its importance and influence on Art Nouveau in key centres across the world.