Cultural History

Grafova E.

Skorobogacheva E.

Applied Cultural Research

Filin P.


Sarkisova E.

Filippov Yu.
Kazarina N.

Yakovuk О.

Shangin A.

DOI 10.34685/HI.2020.51.61.007
Grafova E.
The role of science in the formation of culture at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and the symbolism of Art Nouveau
Abstract. The cultural origins of the Art Nouveau style are contained, among other things, in the scientific works of botanists, entomologists, lepidopterists and oceanologists. Art Nouveau style symbolized the idea of finding a better life filled with harmony, beauty and the highest meaning of knowledge and respect for all life. The development of science, in particular – biology, one way or another had a serious impact on the formation of the artistic style of the era of the turn of the 19-20 centuries. The understanding of the cultural heritage associated with the Art Nouveau style consists in revealing the specifics of the mutual influence of science and art of the considered era.

Key words: Art Nouveau, modern, natural science, botany, art, lepidopterology, botany, entomology, oceanology.

Grafova Elena Olegovna,
graduate student,
Russian Scientific Research Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage
named after D.Likhachev (Moscow),
e-mail: smilesky@mail.ru


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