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Art Nouveau Inspired


Goofing around with an art trend that predates Art Deco by a 20 years or so. I find it very informative to mimic older styles and try to explore how such aesthetics can be re-made and be used today. Kind of like going through a Goodwill store and finding a cool bowling shirt.

Comments (7)




I never cease to be amazed at the wide span and eclectic nature of your work.
Very cool.

John Cox:

Hey Yo

Hey Grumpus

Exploring multiple sources of visual language keeps me enthusiastic about doing this kind of work daily.

Thanks for the kind word.


Grumpus, ditto! Every one is a surprise, and it's always something new and fresh.


Hmmmm.....stained glass?

John Cox:

Hey G

I'm sure you readily recognized how Art Nouveau adapts so well to stain glass motifs. The emphasis on line work is similar to the leading in stained glass.


Nice. I liked the figure study as well.

FWIW, the theme-word is the title of a U2 tune. It's built on the "Bo Diddley" beat (music store I worked in played the album to death). Great for big brass in a marching band.


John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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