The fluid style of Art Nouveau designs is clearly exhibited in “Iris D’Eau,” a printed cotton velveteen in the Museum’s collection and the basis for our stunning scarf. The original textile was designed by Félix Aubert (French, 1866–1940) and manufactured about 1897–98 by Scheurer, Lauth & Cie in Alsace, France.
Silk crêpe de chine. Imported. 64'' x 18''.
- Silk crêpe de chine
- 64'' x 18''
- Oblong scarf
Art HistoryArt Nouveau designs are often characterized by whiplash curves, tentacle-like tendrils and flowers, and sinuous human and animal forms. In part a reaction to the mechanization of the Industrial Revolution, the “New Art” movement originated in France and Belgium in the 1880s and reached a high point at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris.