Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 7-8:15 pm via Zoom
Presenter: Janet Mandel, Arts Educator
Art Nouveau is an elegant decorative style that revolutionized visual art and architecture across Europe and the United States at the end of the 19th Century and into the 20th. Art Nouveau designers believed that all the arts should work in harmony to create a “total work of art”; or Gesamtkunstwerk—paintings, graphic art, buildings, interior design, furniture, textiles, clothes, ceramics, glass art, metal work, and jewelry—all inspired by graceful, natural forms.
About Our Presenter: Janet Mandel taught in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years, the last eighteen of which were at Columbia High School in Maplewood, where she taught English, art history, and World Languages and Cultures. Now retired, Janet presents illustrated talks on a variety of art history topics at adult schools, libraries, museums, senior centers, community centers, and similar venues.