Definition of Jugendstil in English:



  • German term for art nouveau
    • ‘In Germany it was called Jugendstil, in Italy Stile Liberty, in Austria Sezession and in Spain Modernista or Modernismo.’
    • ‘The room's design and the products displayed were examples of Jugendstil, the turn-of-the-century movement that created a modern style of applied art.’
    • ‘His early prints reflect the mannered linearism of Jugendstil, the German version of Art Nouveau.’
    • ‘They start in the realms of Jugendstil, move through various kinds of Neoclassicism, touch on Expressionism, then turn reluctantly Modernist before reverting to epic Neoclassicism under Hitler.’
    • ‘In other countries Klimt was hailed as a successful and important artist and one of the leading Austrian exponents of Jugendstil.’


German, from Jugend youth + Stil style.