About the names of Art Nouveau (work in progress)


Since Art Nouveau became popular in various countries in Europe, the movement gained different regional and sometimes even local names. Most popular names are Art Nouveau, Jugedstil, Secession, Modernisme and Moderisme, but more name exist all over the world.

  1. Austria: Secessionstil, Sezessionstil, Secession or Sezession or Viennese Secession
  2. Belgium: Art Nouveau
  3. Catalonia: Modernisme
  4. Czech Republic and Hungary: Secession or Secese
  5. Denmark: Skønvirke,Jugend or Jugendstil
  6. England: Tiffany Style
  7. Finland: Kansallisromantiikka, Romantic Nationalism or Jugend
  8. France: Art Nouveau
  9. Germany: Jugendstil, Secession, Viennese Secession, Wellenstil, Lilienstil or Reformstil
  10. Hungary: Hungarian Szecesszió
  11. Italy: Stile Floreale or Liberty
  12. Latvia: Jugendstil
  13. Lithuania: Moderas
  14. Netherlands: Paling Stijl, Amsterdam School style or Niewe Kunst
  15. Norway: Jugendstil
  16. Poland: Secesja, Young Poland or Nova Polska
  17. Portugal: Arte Nova
  18. Russia: Stil Modern, Russian Модерн or Modern Style
  19. Scotland: Glasgow Style
  20. Serbia: Secession
  21. Slovakia: Secesia
  22. Slovenia:
  23. Spain and South America: Modernismo
  24. Sweden: Nationalromantik or Swedish Art Nouveau
  25. Ukraine:
  26. US: Tiffany Style

Some people call other names like arte nouveau, art nouvea or others, but these are only spelling mistakes.

Plenty of names for an Art style that changed the world at the turn of the 19th into the 20th Centuries. Be inspired by the pre-war Art Nouveau Heritage by clicking HERE.

These names identify similar styles that emerged in many countries at about the same time, mainly in Europe. You can also find Art Nouveau are:

  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Georgia
  • Iceland
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Peru
  • Romania
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uruguay

Compared to Art Deco, which only has one name, Art Nouveau makes it more complex. Test your skills in finding the differences between Art Deco and Art Nouveau by clicking here.