Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Art Nouveau-Art Deco Style flower charms

These are fresh from the kiln. Lovely patina on them isn't it? A bit of charcoal stuck in the crevices here and there. I'll clean that out and throw them into the tumbler. The bronze clay shrinks by approximately 30% so the charms are much smaller than the mold I made and used. They're under .5 inches.

I've been thinking about where they will fit - Art Nouveau or Art Deco? While the flowers have the "whiplash" stem they're also stylized a bit. But I do think they're more Art Nouveau than Art Deco because they're not as modern in overall style.

What do you think? Which are they more like? Art Nouveau or Art Deco?


EmandaJ said...

Definitely Art Nouveau! The designs are organic and flowing, not angular and geometric. Love 'em, but the way.


sharon said...

These are beautiful Cindy, definitely Art Nouveau!

Silver Parrot said...

Love the patina - such pretty colors!

TesoriTrovati said...

That is a great patina!
I would say...Art Nouveau...they have a more flowy quality and I think of Art Deco as much more stylized and linear.
Enjoy the day!

rosebud101 said...

Love those discs! I vote for art noveau.

Cyndi L said...

Gorgeous patina!

Jeannie said...

Art Nouveau! The design is perfectly not perfect, I love IT!

Which ever it is, I just know it's one thing that comes out of the oven and doesn't give you heart disease.

Null said...

They're Art Nouveau. The patina lends an organic quality and the form is perfectly curvilinear and natural.