1999-17 | Evangeline

19 x 11.6 x 19 cm
This artefact belongs to : © Musée acadien of the Université de Moncton
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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.

  • What

    This bust of Evangeline is made of bronzed metal.

  • Where

    It is not known where it was made.

  • When

    It dates from the turn of the 20th century, when Art Nouveau was in vogue.

  • Who

    The artist is also unknown.