I love the Art Nouveau era! Art Nouveau is the French term for "new art". This era lasted about 40 years. Starting around 1890. It's characterized by organic, especially floral and other plant-inspired motifs, insects, as well as highly-stylized, flowing and sensuous lines. The Art Nouveau approach to design would work on everything from furniture to everyday life. Above is one example of Art Nouveau brass picture frame. This is a later piece that was slowly evolving into the Art Deco style.