BHNY Fine Art


arts and crafts movement

The arts & crafts movement originated in England in the late 19th century as a response to the cluttered, heavy and overwrought Victorian fashion in art and design, and had a significant influence on American architecture and decorative arts in the early part of the 20th century. Inspired by the elegant and simple art of Japan and a desire to express the pre-industrialized world, the arts & crafts aesthetic evolved into a distinctly American approach to interior design and art. This gallery contains many later art works that are harmonious with the unique style of that period.