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Friday, 12 August 2011

Friday's Funerary Art ~ Art Nouveau



The Art Nouveau style was most popular from 1890 ~ 1905, with it's elegant free flowing lines and graceful curves that swirl around stylized shapes and flowers. 
This Art Nouveau monument for the Family of the Trader, Ernest Caillat 1839~1899. It is said to have been designed by Hector Guimard, who was primarily an architect and designer, known mainly for his famous Metro underground train entrances in Paris.

He also designed villas, town houses and tenements and also created the interior decorations, furniture and other objects in this style.


We visited Pere~lachaise in Paris, about 10 years ago and unfortunately my camera was not a digital one then, so my pictures need to be scanned first and sometimes the quality is rather poor !

That sounds like the perfect excuse to re~visit









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