+ECplus3 Posted February 20, 2011 Share Posted February 20, 2011 (edited) I've been working on several coin designs in recent months that mimic the Art Nouveau style. I'm finally happy with a design and have decided that it will be a four coin series celebrating the seasons. Art nouveau was an ornate, elaborate style of art that flourished around the turn of the 20th century. It was characterized by long, flowing lines that twisted in a snakelike fashion. Art made in this style often depicted flowers, leaves and tendrils, and the hair and curvaceous bodies of beautiful women. The art nouveau style was seen mainly in glassware, jewellery, and other ornamental objects. But the style was also seen in drawings, paintings, book illustrations, and posters. Art nouveau also heavily influenced architecture. The historic centre of Riga, Latvia has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its Art Nouveau buildings. One of the earliest and most recognized stars of the movement was Czech artist Alphonse Mucha. It is his style that I have tried to use in the design of these coins. I hope you like them. First up: Spring Diameter: 50mm (2") Thickness: 4mm Multiple metal layers under translucent enamel Hard enamel and pearlescent enamel Platings: TBD but antique for sure First draft artwork is back from the mint. Each coin in the series will have its own icon and will be trackable. Edited June 29, 2015 by Eartha Quote Link to comment
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