Adin Fine Antique Jewellery Information: The Whiplash

Adin Fine Antique Jewellery Information

The Whiplash

Click the picture to get to see this Art Nouveau brooch pendant with human head wearing diamond hair band.
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The Whiplash
A touch of history ...

Although Art Nouveau (1880-1914) took on distinctly localised tendencies as its geographic spread increase some general characteristics are indicative of the form. A description published in Pan magazine of Hermann Obrist's wall-hanging Cyclamen (1894) described it as "sudden violent curves generated by the crack of a whip", which became well known during the early spread of Art Nouveau.

Subsequently, not only did the work itself become better known as The Whiplash, but the term "whiplash" is frequently applied to the characteristic curves employed by Art Nouveau artists. Such decorative "whiplash" motifs, formed by dynamic, undulating, and flowing lines in a syncopated rhythm, are found throughout the architecture, painting, sculpture, and other forms of Art Nouveau design. (Source: Wikipedia)

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