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Like they have been doing for a few years now, the Réseau Art Nouveau Network (RANN) has announced their annual photo contest for the 5th World Art Nouveau Day!


In 2014 RANN organised an Art Nouveau Selfie contest. In 2015 the subject was Women in Art Nouveau and in 2016 we focussed on Art Nouveau Details. This year, the subject is:

Art Nouveau and Movement

On the 10th of June 2017*, RANN will highlight Movement in Art Nouveau, and you are all warmly invited to participate in this international competition.

This fifth edition will be dedicated to the theme of Movement in Art Nouveau, a characteristic feature of this genre, as it was of the Fin-de-Siècle period in which it appeared. Advances in technology went hand-in-hand with the growth of transport (trains and aviation), communications (the telephone) and leisure activities (photography and cinema), all of which encouraged movement and flow. In addition to the organic curves and shapes and the more geometric lines and rhythms that we find in Art Nouveau, the use of natural light in the interiors and the representation of subjects in motion (e.g. nature, fauna and flora) make it a kinetic art form.


Ceiling with Lighting at Casa Battló, Barcelona

Make us discover what you consider as the most beautiful Movement in Art Nouveau piece of work by taking part in our photo contest!

World Art Nouveau Day Photo Contest

Send your best picture of what you consider Movement in Art Nouveau before the 6th of June 2017 midnight to info@artnouveau-net.eu, together with at least a caption including the name of the work, artist, place, date of the work as well as the copyright.

All photographs received matching the theme will be published on June 10th on the RANN Facebook page and submitted to the vote of the Internet community. You will also be invited to guess which Art Nouveau piece of work the photographs refer to.

Ceiling at Main Entrance of Casa Milá

Ceiling at Main Entrance of Casa Milá, Barcelona

Three Awards will be given:

  • Audience Award, for the most liked picture (ending at 10th June 6pm)
  • Mystery prize, for the person who can guess the origin (piece of work, author) of the largest number of photographs
  • Jury’s Award, awarded by the RANN secretariat and members of the Network.

Rules and regulations can be obtained from the RANN page, as well as your entry form.

Get your cameras ready, shoot and follow the RANN Facebook-page to discover the winners!

To discover more World Art Nouveau Day 2017 activities organised by other cities and museums, I have created a Facebook Event. If you follow the event, you will be updated on all local activities around Europe.

* World Art Nouveau Day is annually celebrated on the 10th of June commemorating the death of the two great Art Nouveau architects: Catalan Antoni Gaudí and Hungarian Ödön Lechner. The first World Art Nouveau Day was initiated in 2013 by Szecessziós Magazin from Hungary.

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