Definition of art moderne in English:

art moderne

Pronunciation /ˌɑː(t) məˈdɛːn/


  • Modern art; specifically a streamlined style in applied art and architecture, popular especially in the 1930s (frequently attributive).

    Art moderne incorporated elements of art deco but placed more emphasis on horizontal lines and curved or aerodynamic surfaces than on decorative elements.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Science. From French art moderne from art + moderne.