1999-17 | Evangeline
19 x 11.6 x 19 cm
This artefact belongs to : © Musée acadien of the Université de Moncton
Keys to History
Evangeline continued to inspire generations of artists, as can be seen from this Art Nouveau bust.
This artistic movement, which began around 1890 and continued until the First World War, sought to break with traditional classicism. It retained a romantic element, however. What was new about it was its fluid, elegant forms and its distinctly modern look. The movement's preferred subjects by far were plants, animals and the female figure.
Art Nouveau influenced not only sculpture and painting, but also architecture, furniture making, decoration, fashion, advertising and jewellery.
This bust of Evangeline is made of bronzed metal.
It is not known where it was made.
It dates from the turn of the 20th century, when Art Nouveau was in vogue.
The artist is also unknown.