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Delftsche Slaolie by Jan Toorop, origin of the nickname.

EtymologyEdit

Compound of slaolie (salad oil) +‎ stijl (style). Named after a print in art nouveau by Jan Toorop for a salad oil company. The print became a famous example of art nouveau in the Netherlands.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈslaː.oː.liˌstɛi̯l/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sla‧olie‧stijl

NounEdit

slaoliestijl m (uncountable)

  1. (Netherlands, chiefly derogatory) art nouveau
    • 2016, Willem Jan Verlinden, De zussen Van Gogh.
      Deze werd gewonnen door Suze Fokker (1864-1900), met een ontwerp in slaoliestijl, waarop de nijverheid en arbeid van bijen die van vrouwen symboliseren.
      This was won by Suze Fokker (1864-1900), with a design in the art nouveau style, in which the industriousness and labour of bees symbolised the industriousness and labour done by women.
    Synonyms: art nouveau, jugendstil