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Otto Wagner

Otto Wagner or Viennese Art Nouveau – until 22/11

We recommend you to watch online the interesting documentary by Rudolf Klingohr titled “Otto Wagner or Viennese Art Nouveau”. You have a month to enjoy it as it is available in Arte website for you until November 22nd. It is in French but with subtitles in several languages. The video is a portrait of the master architect of…

Art show in NYC

TEFAF New York Fall 2018 – NYC, 27-30 Oct. 2018

The third edition of the European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) New York Fall is going to take place at Park Avenue Armory from October 27-31, 2018. It will Showcase fine and decorative art and jewelry from antiquity to 1920. Some say that TEFAF is the world’s best art fair and, although it is not very…

Us October 24 28 Fine Arts & Flowers

Fine Arts & Flowers in Richmond, Virginia, from October 24 to 28

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond will hold the exhibition Fine Arts & Flowers from October 24th to 28th, 2018. The biennial museum-wide exhibition features more than 80 original flower arrangements with works from the museum’s permanent collection. Lectures and other special events will accompany the exhibition. According to the VMFA its collection…

Alphonse Mucha exhibition – in Paris, until January 27, 2019

These days you can visit the first exhibition dedicated to Alphonse Mucha in Paris since his retrospective at the Grand Palais in 1980. Discover or re-discover this exceptional Czech artist in a show on display in the Musée Luxembourg of the French Capital until the 27th of January. A true icon of the Belle Epoque, Mucha represents the…

Ursulines Winter Garden (Belgium, 1900) – The Reason Why

Why did a group of Ursuline sisters in the Flemish countryside decided to build an impressive Art Nouveau winter garden in 1900? CLICK HERE to read the 14-pages article (with pictures) We want to share with all of you an interesting article from Mario Baeck, doctor in art sciences Ghent University. This Art Nouveau hidden gem is…

Gustav Klimt

Say it with flowers – in Belvedere, Vienna, until the end of September

If you are in Wien this September and you happen to be fond of flowers, we propose you a visit to the temporary exhibition “Say It with Flowers! Viennese Flower Painting from Waldmüller to Klimt“. Throughout the ages, flower pictures and drawings have been infused with strong symbolic power. In nineteenth-century Vienna, flower painting attained…

Visit Hotel Mezzara in Paris – only September 14 & 15

The Hotel Mezzara, located at the rue Jean de la Fontaine, 60 from Paris (16th arrondissement), is probably the most beautiful Art Nouveau building in Paris but is closed to the public all year long. Luckily for those that will be in Paris next weekend, you can visit for free its interior this Saturday 14…

Govora baths

Govora Baths in Romania will shine again thanks to EU Funds

The mineral springs resort of Băile Govora in southwestern Romania is working to transform itself yet again into an attractive tourist destination. The resort, which was very popular with local tourists before 1989, has attracted EU funds to refurbish its urban infrastructure and one of the hotels. The re-opening date is still uncertain but it…

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Beyond Klimt in Brussels – from Sept.21 to Jan.20, 2019

Exactly 100 years after the death the fathers of the Viennese Secession (Klimt, Schiele, Moser and Wagner), the exhibition Beyond Klimt investigates the dense exchange of ideas that led to the emergence of avant-garde movements such as surrealism, expressionism, new realism, constructivism, Bauhaus. On show there are works of about 80 artists, besides Klimt and Schiele…

Masia Freixa modernisme Terrassa

6 Art Nouveau destinations you may not know about

From the 1880s until World War I, artworks, design objects, and architecture in many European cities sprouted with sinuous, undulating curves, organic motifs and bright colours. Finding examples of this art and architectural form on your travels to Europe is not hard, and major examples can be found in cities like Nancy, Prague, Budapest, Barcelona, Paris,…

Bologna exhibit

Alphonse Mucha in Bologna – from Sept. 29 until January 20

From September 29 2018 Bologna will host (for the first time) an important retrospective on the work of Alphonse Mucha. Until 20 January 2019 the halls of Palazzo Pallavicini will display 80 of the most famous works by the Czech artist, including 27 exhibited for the first time in Italy. An interesting Alphonse Mucha’s Art…

Paris 1900: City of Entertainment – in Tennessee starting in October 12

After summer you can plan a trip to Tennessee to visit the exhibition “Paris 1900: City of Entertainment” at Frist Art Museum. This exhibition will allow you to relive the splendor of the French capital at the Belle Époque times of the Paris Universal Exhibition, when millions visited the site of the International Exposition. At that time Paris was seen…

The enormous impact of Japanese Art

Dear colleagues from the Art Nouveau Club Linkedin group and other Art Nouveau lovers, We want to share with all of you an interesting article from our Linkedin group member Matthew Martin, Curator, International Decorative Arts at NGV National Gallery of Victoria, on the influence of Japanese Art into Art Nouveau: CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL…

Tassel House BXL

Victor Horta and Brussels – CIVA – exhibit until the end of 2018

This exhibition, organised by the Directorate of Monuments and Sites in the Brussels Capital Region and open until December 31 of 2018 in the CIVA, provides an overall introduction to the work of architect Victor Horta with a presentation of his major works built in Brussels. John Julius Norwich described him as “undoubtedly the key European…

Finally Mucha is getting the respect that he and his works deserve

Alphonse Mucha’s Slav Epic collection has finally found a permanent home in Prague. The City Hall has approved that these fantastic works will be exhibited permanently inside Lapidarium, a 19th-century Art Nouveau building that has been abandoned for decades. The new gallery is set to cost around 22 million Euros and open by 2021. Mucha said in…

Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection – Wisconsin, until Sept. 13

The Paine’s exhibition “Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection” is on view in The Paine (Wisconsin, US) until September 23. This exhibition presents more than 60 works from Louis Comfort Tiffany’s primary artistic production: stained glass windows, lamps, vases, furnishings and accessories. The objects reflect the best of Tiffany’s technical brilliance, endless creativity and…

From batiks to Art Nouveau. The thread that unites east and west

From Indonesian batiks to Art Nouveau – until August 26

From tomorrow up to 26 August of this year Mudec (“Khaled al-Asaad” Space of Cultures) is pleased to present the exhibition project “From batiks to Art Nouveau. The thread that unites east and west“. Curated by the Cultural Paths Association which will showcase a selected research of precious Indonesian batiks coming mainly from private collections, with…

Terrassa Burgeois residence

World Art Nouveau Day: Only on June 10 or all year long?

We welcome the World Art Nouveau Day next Sunday, and the activities that will take next weekend in cities like Szeged, Budapest, Aveiro, Terrassa or Vienna. On such special dates the buildings of this musical style are filled with people and it is difficult to appreciate the wonderfulness of this art. At the same time We…

St Petersburg - Alexander Gassel

Exhibition: The Art of Alexander Gassel – St Petersburg from May 20

The Museum of Russian Icons presents the contemporary paintings of Russian-American artist and designer Alexander Gassel. Blending the avant-garde with traditional Russian iconography, combining ancient symbols with contemporary subjects, the artist creates surrealist works that reflect his cultural heritage alongside his experience of life in America. The exhibition will start on May 20, 2018 and end on…

Alphonse Mucha’s Slav Epic Exhibit in Japan had 657k visitors in 2017

Origins One of the most important figures in the Art Nouveau movement was Alphonse Mucha. Alphons Mucha spent many years working on The Slav Epic cycle, which he considered his life’s masterwork. The Slav Epic is a series of twenty monumental canvases (the largest measuring over 6 by 8 metres) depicting the history of the Slav people and civilisation….

“Collecting Nature” by Emile Gallé in Tokio until July 16th 2018

French glass artist Emile Gallé (1846-1904) was a key figure of French Art Nouveau, the decorative arts movement that became popular during the late 19th century. Captivated by Japanese aesthetics and inspired by botany and biology, Emile Gallé used natural organic forms drawn from nature, oceanography and sea ecology. By experimenting with technique, he created colorful…

Poster for 'Job' cigarette paper (1896)

Alphonse Mucha in Denmark until June 3rd 2018

We recommend you an attractive exhibition in the ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst in Ishøj (20 km West from Copenhagen). Open until June 3rd, the exhibit helps visitors explore the combination of the commercial and spiritual that made Alphonse Mucha works massively popular. The exhibition puts special emphasis on a particular medium – one that held a…

Rua da Galeria de Paris no Porto

New Art Nouveau Private Tours in Porto!

Thirty years ago Porto was dying, now the city is full of people and alive like never before. Although many believe that Art Deco it the prevailing art style, we strongly believe that Art Noveau, Arte Nova, as it is called in Portugal, is also an important style. We want to inspire you to visit…

Otto Wagner

New short specialised Art Nouveau private tours in Vienna – 100th anniversary of the death of the founders of Vienna Secession

The year 2018 marks the centennial since the death of four of Vienna’s greatest artists, the founders of the Vienna Secession. 100 years ago in Vienna, the architect Otto Wagner and artists Gustav Klimt, Kolomar Moser and Egon Schiele, all died within a few months of each other. Their works shaped Secession, Viennese Art Nouveau and…

Art Nouveau In The Netherlands

“Art Nouveau In The Netherlands” in The Hague from April 21st

From the 1890s through the turn of the century, there was a flourishing of new, imaginative art and craft throughout Europe that we now know as Art Nouveau. The Netherlands experienced an inventive variant of this art and design phenomenon, but until now it has been largely overshadowed by its counterparts in other countries, especially…

new exhibit in Vienna Austria

“VIENNA 1900” in Vienna until June 10th 2018

The exhibition titled ‘Vienna 1900’, dedicated to the key figures of the Viennese Modernism, opens today at the Leopold Museum (Vienna, Austria). You have time to visit it until the 10th June 2018. The museum will present selection of works by the main exponents of Viennese Jugendstil Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) and Koloman Moser (1868–1918) as well…

Which movements influenced Art Nouveau? (test your skills)

Many people love Art Nouveau but only a few can distinguish what inspired and influenced this Art Style and what didn’t. Check if you are one of them. Can you figure out which movements were previous and influenced Art Nouveau style? (solution at the end of the article) #1 Celtic Arts #2 Ancient Egypt #3…

Rigas Jugendstila Centrs - Exhibit

“Polish Christmas in the Art Nouveau style” in Riga until 14/01/18

These days the interior of the Riga Art Nouveau Center is decorated according to the Christmas tradition in Poland. In the Art Nouveau interior of the museum a Christmas atmosphere has been created with the decorations characteristic to the early 20th century Poland. The most significant element is a Christmas tree traditionally decorated with home-made trimmings…

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Expo about Otto Wagner in Vienna – Opens 15 March 2018

Next year Wien Museum will hold the first major exhibition about Otto Wagner work in half a century to commemorate the 100 years of his death. Sketches, models, furniture, painting and personal effects will be on display in the Wien Museum from 15th March to the 17th of October 2018. Otto Wagner (1841-1918) revolutionized architecture…

Are you a Gaudí fan? Test your skills

Antoni Gaudí is in style and a proof is that his works, from the spectacular Sagrada Família to the picturesque Park Güell, are appealing to more and more people every year. As written in a previous article, it looks that it is time for Art Nouveau because the Art Nouveau Jewerly is also in fashion…

New world auction record for a piece of Art Nouveau jewellery

This week it was set a new world auction record for any piece of Art Nouveau jewelry as well as for a piece of jewellery by René Lalique. The top lot of the auction was the following Art Nouveau enamel, diamond and pearl pendant necklace by Lalique, fetching $978,480, smashing its $131,000 high estimate. It happened this…

Exhibit “Hector Guimard, forerunner of design” in Paris until 9/12

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the famous Art Nouveau architect Hector Guimard (1867-194), the association Cercle Guimard dedicates him an exceptional exhibition on the ground floor of the Hotel Mezzara, 60 rue Jean de La Fontaine, Paris 16th, until the 9th of December, from 10 am to 6 pm. “Hector Guimard, forerunner of design” is…

Art Nouveau Books

Buy the book with the best Art Nouveau pictures ever – 250€

Keiichi Tahara captures Europe’s finest Art Nouveau architecture details in an exquisite book titled  Architecture Fin-de-Siècle. This amazing book can be a great Christmas present and if you buy it, please click in our link before you do the online purchase. has more than 500 beautiful pictures of Art Nouveau European gems is a three-volume set (weighting more than 10 kilograms)…

Grand Hotel Europa Prague W

Art Nouveau Luxury hotels opening soon in Paris & Prague

Luxury continues to grow faster than any other segment of the travel industry and to cater this growing demand new properties are opening all over the world. New hotels open worldwide with premium facilities and locations. A way to make new hotels unique is to establish them in exclusive buildings. Because Art Nouveau is more and…

Palazzo Castiglioni Milan

Giuseppe Sommaruga Year – Palazzo Castiglioni (10 best pics)

This year Italy and Milan celebrate “The Giuseppe Sommaruga Year” to celebrate the 100 years that passed since the year he died. He is recognised as the most important architect of the Liberty Style, the name of the Art nouveau movement in Italy. Giuseppe Sommaruga (1867–1917) lived half a Century which was not a short life at that time…

Tiffany Lamp Best Tour

Tiffany Lamps, the icons of American Art Nouveau

Tiffany lamps have become so familiar today that they no longer seem to belong to a particular time and place but they belong to Art Nouveau, a decorative art that owed as much to handicraft as it did to commercial industry. In the United States, these lamps and the firm of Louis Comfort Tiffany played a central role…

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Art Nouveau temporary exhibit in St Petersburg

A temporary exhibition about Modern style (Art Nouveau in Russia) has just opened inside the Museum of the History of St Petersburg – a popular museum located in the Saints Peter and Paul fortress of Russia’s second-largest city after Moscow. You can visit this exhibition in the Engineers’ House (Peter and Paul Fortress, 4 st. Gorkovskaya) until…

Mackintosh Festival, Glasgow, October, 2017

Throughout October 2017, the sixth annual Mackintosh Festival will celebrate the achievements of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow’s most famous architect, designer and artist. This year’s month-long festival starts on Sunday October 1 and has an extensive programme of events will take place in Glasgow Mackintosh venues with a focus on architecture, design, visual arts and crafts. You…

Sarah Bernhardt pic

The muse and actress Sarah Bernhardt was a real “Influencer”

Sarah Bernhardt, born in Paris in 1844, was a French stage actress from Paris who starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and is considered the muse of Art Nouveau. “The Divine” was discovered by Alphonse Mucha and was his muse for a long time. Her portrait was…

Jewellery Art Nouveau

Jewellery trends – Art Nouveau is in fashion again

Lalique, Masriera and Fouquet are back. Organic aesthetic and the use of fragile materials such as moulded glass are making a comeback into jewellery, luxury and fashion. In the last decades, the cool geometric lines of Art Deco, modernism and minimalism have dominated the taste but it looks like it is the time for Art Nouveau again….

alphonse mucha exhibit

Exhibit Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau – Dayton, until 31/12

Until December 31st 2017 you can enjoy a selection of works by Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) in the Dayton Art Institute, Ohio. Presented are 75 works including rare original lithographs and proofs; 1 oil painting; 8 drawings; 1 pastel; and books, posters, portfolios and ephemera. Color lithographies were introduced in the 1890s by Jules Chéret, the “father of the modern poster“,…

art deco painting

Can you distinguish Art Nouveau and Art Deco? (test your skills)

Art Nouveau (1880-1914) and Art Deco (1920-1940) are very distinct movements with a different look but are often confused, maybe because both start with “Art”. Only a small percentage of the people can distinguish them. Are you one of them? Can you figure out which pictures are Art Nouveau / Art Deco? (solution at the end of the article)…

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Lviv, a hidden gem of Art Nouveau

Lviv is located in the far west of Ukraine, 470km away from its capital Kiev and just 50km from the Polish border. Not only it has a Unesco World Heritage status but it is probably Europe’s most hidden Art Nouveau gem. Sincerely, It looks as if only art and architecture historians are paying some attention to it. When…

Bohemia Amphora Pottery

What does Amphora mean in the Art Nouveau history?

Amphora refers to some delicate pottery produced between 1894 and 1904 in the Turn-Teplitz region of Bohemia during the Art Nouveau times. These ceramic wares were produced between the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries and are also referred to by dealers and collectors as “Teplitz”. There were many companies manufacturing ceramic wares in the Amphora movement,…

Kozma street cemetery - Jewish Cemetery - Art Nouveau private experience in Budapest

The Art Nouveau cemetery of Budapest opens for our tours

From now on, the travellers booking our “Complete Budapest Art Nouveau private tour” will also visit the Jewish  Kozma Street Cemetery in the 10th district of Budapest. Until now, it was not open to organised private tours, making it very difficult to explore. The graves, mausoleums and shrines are excellent imprints of the Jewish culture and the Hungarian Secession…

balcony tiles Liberty Style Private Tours Milan

How many Art Nouveau destinations exist in Europe? +1,000!

If you’re a fan of Art Nouveau, or simply a lover of architecture or art history, you may wonder how many cities or villages have buildings in this art style. There are some articles about the “Top 5 or Top 10 Art Nouveau destinations in the world” and they always include places like Prague, Paris,…

Grand Hotel Europa Prague W

Prague To Welcome a W Hotel in an Art Nouveau building in 2019

A W Hotel will open in Prague in November, 2019. It will be a renovation of the former Grand Evropa Hotel, a beautiful Art Nouveau style building. The historic structure will be combined with a modern new building to create a stunning blend of old world glamour and bold, contemporary design. This Art Nouveau beauty located on famous Wenceslas…

The Lord's Prayer Bílek Mucha

The Lordְ’s Prayer, exceptional exhibit by Bílek & Mucha – Prague

The Lordְ’s Prayer is the title of this small-scale exhibition of drawings and prints presents two different approaches to the seminal Christian prayer by two exceptional artists, each of whom left an inimitable individual imprint in Czech art. The artists are the sculptor, František Bílek (1872-1941), the foremost Czech exponent of the Art Nouveau symbolist style,…

Tassel House BXL

Art nouveau in Brussels is more than a Museum – Top 10 buildings

Some people consider Victor Horta museum as the center of French Art Nouveau and it may be true, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy Brussels’ Art Nouveau art and architecture. There are more than 200 examples of Art Nouveau around Brussels. You can enter shops, bars, restaurants, and even private residences that proudly display their Art…

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Expo about Antoni Gaudí in Moscow – open until 10th September

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art sponsored by jewelery brand TOUS present the expo “Antoni Gaudí. Barcelona”. The project aims at tracing the artistic journey of Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) through his major architectural achievements while revealing the influence of his work on contemporary culture. Antoni Gaudí, one of the most famous figures of Catalan culture and world architecture, spent over…

Pēkšēns, “National Romantic” in Riga – private tour about him available now

‘National Romantic’ is one of the four phases of Art Nouveau in Riga, Latvia’s capital. The others were ‘Eclectic’, ‘Perpendicular’ and ‘Neo-Classical’. It was particularly popular from 1905 until 1911, and reflected Latvia’s search for a national architectural style. As a result, many of these buildings include Latvian folkloric symbols and natural materials, and most architects in this…

Private Tour Riga Latvia Eisenstein

A mixture of styles in Riga – private tour about Pēkšēns soon

Riga is known for its breathtaking collection of Art Nouveau architecture. It’s also a meeting point of Germanic, Slavic, and Scandinavian cultures. Perhaps less obvious is the fact that its architecture is in fact an expression of its multiculturalism on several different levels. Not only were its buildings designed by architects of different ethnicities, but…

Vitebsky Station in Saint St petersburg

A hidden art nouveau gem in Saint Petersburg – new tours soon

Vitebsky railway station is an Art Nouveau architectural gem that is a window into the bygone splendor of Imperial Russia. There are guided tours at Vitebsky, but only in Russian. We are preparing a tour in English too. The first railroad in Russia appeared in 1837, linking St. Petersburg and Tsarskoe Selo, which was the Romanov…

Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s unseen works – in Glasgow next year

Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s unseen works on display next year in Glasgow The 150th anniversary of the birth of architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh will be celebrated in Glasgow with an exhibition of previously unseen works next year. The programme of events will include an exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum showcasing works by…

Glasgow | The Travelling Exhibition “The Nature of Art Nouveau”

From 17.10.2015 to 24.12.2015 in The Lighthouse, Glasgow, this rather small exhibition looks at how this international movement developed and spread in the 19th century, galvanising nature, science and art in pursuit of revolution and modernity. From an architectural perspective, this exhibition has a pleasing circularity. The Lighthouse building was the first public commission completed…

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