|Astonishingly, it is the young who are now preaching moderation, correcting their teachers, outdoing them in flawlessness, in perfection. . . What do these young people want? They are striving for maturity, calm, balance, they abhor all radicalism, they are searching for the Golden Mean between old and new. Their works thus serves as a silent accusation against what came before, a kind of censure.
||describing the revolt against the excesses of Art Nouveau