The origins of Art Deco date back to the 1900-1910’s, and span a period from 1900 to 1945, which culminated in the interwar period. During this period a new movement in reaction to Art Nouveau was born. Artists began to move towards simple lines, classical compositions, a return to order and sobriety. No more bulky and exuberant ornamentation. A “machine age” style was born, less organic than Art Nouveau, with straight lines and an appreciated symmetry. Bourgeois art, made of progress, elegance and opulence, Art Deco was a hedonistic art born in reaction to the austerity of WWI.