Walter Crane, Juno and her Birds, 1887, via Art & Vintage
With their sumptuous ornamental feathers, elegant silhouettes and rich
iridescent colors, peacocks were the Art Nouveau birds par excellence.
I love watching the many different ways in which artists have played
with such complex and fascinating imagery.
Many thanks to the beautiful Peacock's Garden for some of the images
in this post, go visit that enchanted place and you'll find much more.
Will Bradley, The Modern Poster and
The Kiss from Bradley: His Book, 1896
Eugène Grasset, two plates from L'animal dans la décoration, 1897,
from NYPL Digital Gallery
Gisbert Combaz, poster La Libre Esthétique, 1898,
thanks to trialsanderrors
I.J. Bilibin, illustration for Perysko Finista asna-sokola, 1899
Umberto Bottazzi, cover of Emporium, 1899
Galileo Chini, peacock tile, c.1900
from the exhibition Galileo Chini e la Toscana
Alphonse Mucha, Bijouterie Fouquet, 1900
René Lalique, 1901
Albert Weisgerber, Pfauentanz from Jugend, 1902
Albert Turbayne poster, 1903