Czech post will issue a set of stamp in the craft series featuring Historical stoves of Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
Art Nouveau, considered as the last comprehensive style, tried to replace the existing academic historicism with new, original ornaments. Art Nouveau gradually expanded into all areas of decorative art, glazed-tile stoves including. The architecture of Art Nouveau stoves, with its rather cold structuring in comparison with certain other historical styles, is not revolutionary. What makes it rich, however, are the gentle and noble ornaments covering the glazed tiles. The rich vegetable decorations of typical Art Nouveau stoves, including this South Moravian one, are a unique feature distinguishing them from other styles.
Art Deco stoves – as indicated by the variety of its names, the Czech version of the Art Deco style had its special features. The names, such as rondocubism, curved or national style, show the embarrassment of theoreticians in naming this local style orientation. In any case, the common denominator was the bombastic decorativism, occasionally inspired with folklore. Stoves had a form similar to the contemporary architecture. The predominant material, used in the already large-scale production of Art Deco stoves, was enamelled sheet iron.
Title: Historical stoves
Date of Issue: 20 October 2010
Country: Czech Republic
Denominations: 10 CZK, 20 CZK