Paris: Sex and Sensibility—The Allure of Art Nouveau (Enhanced DVD)
Exposing the real story behind the emergence of excellent style into the cityscape, this program attempts to evaluate Paris’s unorthodox nonconformist past and the debatable figures who influenced the Art Nouveau campaign there. Stephen Smith, the famous cultural correspondent gives a pen picture of the closing and onset of a new era in Paris through a deep analysis of the seductive pictures of Sarah Bernhardt designed by Alphonse Mucha and the elegant yet timeless Jewelry of René Lalique and by visiting celebrated well known locations such as Maxim’s. Through a close analysis of the work of glassmaker Emile Galle and Hector Guimard, Smith also describes how artists took on a daunting challenge at the cost of their reputation to design works which they thought could propagate social change.
This program reveals the real story behind Alphonse Mucha’S posters of the renowned actress Sarah Bernhardt. It explores the extraordinary work of Jewelry designer, the much talented Renee Lalique and by exploring the iconic nouveau locations. These locations include the famous Maxim’s restaurant among many others.
( Paris: Sex and Sensibility—The Allure of Art Nouveau, Enhanced DVD, 49 minutes) ISBN: 978-1-61753-399-0 Copy Right Date: 2012 CC