Refers to the German and Austrian variation of Art Nouveau, named after the magazine "Jugend" that had been published in Munich since 1896. The style differs from Belgian and French Art Nouveau by a more restrained use of decoration. Jugendstil replaced the exuberance and naturalism of other Art Nouveau styles with a comparatively subdued aesthetic that was often almost unrecognizably, or not at all derived from nature.
The curators of the MAK (Museum für Angewandte Kunst \/ Gegenwartskunst, Vienna) agree upon the recommendation not to use this concept for indexing Art Nouveau object descriptions. The concept "Secessionsstil" is not appropriate for use in scientific context as there is no authoritative definition for the scope of this term.