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Deviation of the Week

This weeks featured deviation is
Bouquet of peonies. by nightshade77.

Bouquet of peonies. by ameli-lin

Welcome to Artnouveau

Hi and welcome to artnouveau, a group for anyone who enjoys Art Nouveau.

Joining the group
Anyone can join the group. Just press the button marked Join our Group on the left side of the page and you are instantly a member. Welcome to the group!

You can submit your own or other's Art Nouveau works to the Digital, Traditional, Artisan Crafts, Photography and Stock folders. If you want to submit something that you don’t feel can fit in these categories please send a note to the group.

As a member you can submit or suggest 2 artworks to each folder per day. Please only submit finished works.

You can suggest another deviants’ art to be added to the group’s favourites. You can suggest all the favourites that you want to. The only requirements are that the work is somehow related to or inspired by Art Nouveau and that it is something you want to share with the other members of the group.

Deviation of the Week
The idea behind the Art Nouveau Deviation of the Week is to put a spotlight on a different Art Nouveau deviation each week and give the featured deviation (and the artist who made it) lots of love in the shape of comments, constructive critiques, faves, llamas and anything else you can think of. I hope you will all help to achieve this. :heart:

To suggest a deviation to be featured, please send a note titled Deviation Suggestion to the group with the thumb of a deviation that you think deserves some love. You can suggest any deviation from the group, no matter how old or new.

If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to send a note to me or the group and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.



Our Super Group status has been renewed for another year, thanks to our faithful donors!

A big thank you to everyone who has donated this time around!


And a special thanks to coastbeachartist whose very generous donation once more made it possible for artnouveau to continue being a Super Group.

Princess of Peacocks - Art Nouveau by coastbeachartist

Now we are collecting points for our yearly contest. If you want to help, you can donate through artnouveau-donations.


Every point helps and is much appreciated! :heart:


Countdown to end of 2016 Contest

Countdown ended
Sunday, December 4th @ 6:00am

The contest has ended. The voting will begin soon. :)

Are you planning on participating in our 2016 Art Nouveau contest with the theme Mythic Scene? (See countdown on front page) 

29 deviants said I want to, but I don't have time!
19 deviants said No, I'll be skipping the contest this year.
18 deviants said Yes, but I have hardly begun on my entry! Will I make it in time?!
14 deviants said (See results without voting)
9 deviants said Yes, I have still got a way to go, but I'll have my entry finished before the countdown ends!
1 deviant said Yes, I am almost finished with my entry!
The contest is over and we have 16 entries! If you've submitted something for the contest, please make sure that it is shown in this journal entry. If you don't see it, please contact me ASAP, before the voting begins!

Journal entry with voting info will follow within a couple of days.

Hello everyone!

Since we had less than ten participants before the deadline the contest has been extended for a (little over a) month. Hopefully everyone who answered in our last poll that they needed more time will be able to participate with the extra time.

To those who have already submitted: remember that you are welcome to make two entires in total. And it is also okay to revisit your submissions, before the new deadline, if you realize there's something you want to change.

To everyone: remember to read all the requirements carefully, and make sure that you are illustrating a scene from a myth and not just drawing a person/being from a myth!

Hello lovely deviants. A theme has been chosen, prizes are accumulating, and our 2016 contest can begin! :heart:


Thank you to everyone who voted. As usual we will save the rest of the themes as possibilities for our future contests. The theme that was chosen is the following:

  • Mythic Scene: Illustrate a scene from a myth of your choice in Art Nouveau style.


  • 30th of October 4th of December 2016. See frontpage of group for countdown.


  • Your entry must be your own original work and it must be in Art Nouveau style.
  • Your entry must be made, uploaded to deviantART and submitted to artnouveau's Mythic Scene folder after the 10th of July 2016 and before 3 pm on the 30th of October 4th of December (GTM+1). See frontpage of group for countdown.
  • It must be clear from both your description and your deviation which scene from which myth you have chosen to illustrate.
  • In the context of this contest a myth is defined as: "a story that was told in an ancient culture to explain a practice, belief, or natural occurrence." The myth can be from any ancient culture. If you are in doubt about whether the scene you want to illustrate is a myth, please ask!
  • The deviation description must state that the deviation is made for artnouveau's Mythic Scene contest with a click-able link to this journal.
  • All stock and resources must be properly credited and from valid sources. If you've used your own stock or resources it must be stated clearly in your description.
  • Premade backgrounds and frames are not allowed.
  • You may submit two entries, but you can only win one prize. So remember, quality before quantity.
  • As usual the deadline will be extended one month, if there is less than ten participants by the end of the deadline.


Persephone by Contessa-Corvulus

Mature Content

Stay the Night (Nyx) by vasade
Yi the Archer vs the 10 suns by Leaf-nin

Mature Content

Phoebus and Daphne by Delew
Uirapuru by Blue-Milk95Serket by AngelofPhosPerseus And The Graeae by Aya-LunarAarchaic Dream by yanadhyanaRevontulet by DundalkChild

Mature Content

Nouveau Mythology Contest (Venus and Adonis) by Slothgirlart
Arachne by Lady-AbbingtonThe Myth of Pandora by SlytherclawPadawandolor by whiskeyabuseGorgoneion by BetaPavonisCharon Ushering the Dead by puzzledpixelAbduction of Persephone by TrollGirl


1st place:

2nd place:

3rd place:

If you would like to help improve the prizes by giving commissions, requests, features, Core Memberships, llamas or anything else as a prize, you can comment below and I’ll add you to the list.

If you want to donate points for the contest, you can do so here:
Even one point is great. :heart:


A big thank you to everyone who has donated prizes or points so far!

Thank you all for your time, I hope you have a lovely day.  :)

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Crystal--Art Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
thanks a lot for submitting my piece! but there's a mistake: you added it -->… to the digital folder, while in reality it's traditional art ^^
Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for letting me know! I have moved it. :)
Buntglas Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
I'm not sure if the deviation I just submitted has enough art nouveau elements for this group, I apologize for the inconvenience if it doesn't >__<
Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No need to worry, your lovely piece is very welcome in the gallery. :heart:
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