This essay investigates the relationship between the Art Nouveau (‘new art’) movement in 1890s fin-de-siècle Paris, and its revival in 1960s San Francisco. The 1960s are exemplified by Kelley Mouse Studio’s artwork for the Grateful Dead. Both time periods were characterised by a rejection of social norms in dress and behaviour, and the adoption of a loose, carefree lifestyle or counterculture and mind-altering substances.
It was written for a module on my University course.
Read the essay here: Art Nouveau Revival (pdf)