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Contest: Fan Art Nouveau

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 9:01 PM
Hello, everyone! It's time for another Fan Art contest. This time, we're asking participants to create Fan Art in Art Nouveau style.

What is Art Nouveau?

"Art Nouveau (French pronunciation: ​[aʁ nuvo], Anglicised to /ˈɑːrt nuːˈvoʊ/) or Jugendstil is an international philosophy[1] and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that was most popular during 1890–1910.[2] English uses the French name Art nouveau ("new art"), but the style has many different names in other countries. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines. Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment.[3]

Art Nouveau is considered a "total" art style, embracing architecture, graphic art, interior design, and most of the decorative arts including jewellery, furniture, textiles, household silver and other utensils and lighting, as well as the fine arts. According to the philosophy of the style, art should be a way of life. For many well-off Europeans, it was possible to live in an art nouveau-inspired house with art nouveau furniture, silverware, fabrics, ceramics including tableware, jewellery, cigarette cases, etc. Artists desired to combine the fine arts and applied arts, even for utilitarian objects.[3]"
- Wikipedia

Some examples of Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau Iris by CassiopeiaArt Art Nouveau Peacock by Chronoperates Art Nouveau Necklace by Aranwen

What the contest is about

Pick any character, environment or object from a fandom of your preference and create an illustration in Art Nouveau style. As simple as that!

Some examples of Fan Art Nouveau

nouveau Loki by shakusaurus AC Nouveau - Altair by silvestris Fire Nouveau by zimmay Vader Nouveau by ninjaink


  • The contest starts on May 1st, 12:00 AM PST and ends on June 2nd, 11:59 PM PST.
  • All entries must comply with deviantART's Policies and Terms of Service.
  • Entries MUST be NEW and made for this contest.
  • Entries need to be submitted to the Fan Art Nouveau folder at CR-FanArt-Contests in order to participate.
  • Please note that submissions will be declined if the art wasn't uploaded to deviantART's Fan Art Gallery.
  • You can enter as many times as you want, but can only win once.
  • No fan characters or original characters. Your illustration can only display canon characters.


1st place:
1 year Premium Membership and 3,500 points.

2nd place:
6 months Premium Membership and 2,500 points.

3rd place:
3 months Premium Membership and 1,500 points.


alexandrasalas, JZLobo, Lyricanna, Ry-Spirit and SingingFlames

Good luck! :D

Create Fan Art in Art Nouveau style and win cool prizes!
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Acablithia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Have the winners been chosen yet ? :D
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No, we're in the process of judging. 
RitaKim Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Oh man, I just submitted my 2nd drawing. Only a few mins left, I hope it went through *heart beats fast like hardstyle music*
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I only saw the Ariel one. There seems to be a lag in group messages, but if you submitted to dA in time there's no problem. :)
RitaKim Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
yes the Ariel one is my 2nd entry ^^. And I just saw it in the group's gallery. All good. Arigatou gozaimasu :)
Cheesycorn Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student General Artist
I've been trying to submit my entry, and it says that it's been submitted successfully, but no correspondence notice thing is showing up in my messages so I'm kind of worried. Did my submission come through ? :(
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There seems to be a lag in group messages, but I just accepted yours. 
Cheesycorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Okay, thank you.
RitaKim Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Hi I just have a question. 2nd june 11:59pm pst is actually 3rd june around arvo for aussie in Australia right?
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, depending on the timezone you are in. For me 11:59 PST 2nd June is actually 4:59 pm on the 3rd. 
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