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Art Nouveau: A Celebration of Nature’s Beauty

Flourishing from roughly 1890 to 1914, Art Nouveau was an international artistic movement that embraced organic forms and rebelled against the rigid styles that dominated 19th-century art. Central to Art Nouveau was the sinuous line, mimicking the flowing curves of plants and flowers. This organic aesthetic found its way into various mediums, transforming everyday objects…

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

Art Nouveau is based on the agile, the fluid, on the movement provided by curves and asymmetry. Art Deco seems obsessed with geometric shapes, with straight lines and angles, with mass and symmetry as constant values. But there is more than that. Although they are two styles with very different characteristics, often are confused. Both Art…

Lost and Found: Klimt’s rediscovered masterpiece in Vienna

Imagine a painting missing for nearly 100 years suddenly resurfacing and being put up for sale for 49 million euros. Well, that just happened. The “Portrait of Fräulein Lieser,” painted by Gustav Klimt, was rediscovered in the private possession of an Austrian citizen and will be auctioned on April 24th in Vienna. It is considered…

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Alphonse Mucha: master of the Belle Époque poster movement

After crafting iconic posters for the renowned actress Sarah Bernhardt, Alphonse Mucha, hailed as one of the foremost figures of the Art Nouveau movement, captivated Europe with his elegant artworks in soft tones. His creations featured alluring women surrounded by lush and exquisite natural landscapes. Nevertheless, upon returning to his native Czechoslovakia, he faced persecution…

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Discovering Gustav Klimt: Exploring his works across Vienna’s museums

Vienna, the cultural capital of Austria, boasts a rich tapestry of artistic heritage that beckons travelers from around the globe. At the heart of this vibrant city lies the legacy of Gustav Klimt, a towering figure in the Art Nouveau movement whose works continue to captivate and inspire. Klimt’s distinctive style, characterized by intricate ornamentation,…

Jan Toorop: The Artist Who Inspired Gustav Klimt

Jan Toorop (1858–1928) influenced the works of Gustav Klimt, among other prominent artists, and his art continues to inspire and captivate audiences around the world, and his contributions to the European art movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries will always be remembered. Jan Toorop was a Dutch-Indonesian artist who played a significant…

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Exploring the Multifaceted Influences on Gustav Klimt’s Artistic Style

Why Klimt is so popular? Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and a prominent member of the Art Nouveau movement, has left an indelible mark on the art world. His works, characterized by ornate, flowing lines and rich, decorative patterns, have been celebrated for their sensuality, symbolism, and innovative use of color. Klimt’s art…

Unveiling Milan’s Art Nouveau Splendor: A Journey of Discovery in 2024

Milan, the fashion capital of the world, boasts not only a rich sartorial heritage but also a hidden gem in its architectural tapestry—the mesmerizing Art Nouveau. As you step into the enchanting realm of Milan’s Art Nouveau quarter, centered around the iconic Porta Venezia, you are greeted by a symphony of rich, precious wrought iron…

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Milan and Turin: A Comparison of Two Italian Gems

Are you planning a trip to Italy and wondering whether to visit Milan or Turin? Both cities have their own unique charm and offer a wealth of cultural, historical, and culinary experiences for visitors. Milan is known as one of the fashion capitals of the world, with a bustling metropolitan atmosphere and a vibrant nightlife…

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Prague To Welcome a W Hotel in an Art Nouveau building

Prague is soon to welcome the highly anticipated addition of a W Hotel! While the exact opening date remains a mystery, the anticipation is palpable as the city eagerly awaits this new landmark. Nestled within an awe-inspiring building, currently undergoing meticulous restoration, the transformation is nothing short of spectacular. Located in the heart of the…

Alphose Mucha in Palm Beach, Florida, until April 14, 2024

The exhibition “Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau,” verses on Mucha’s mastery and the cultural milieu shaping his evolution. Beyond celebrating Mucha’s genius, the exhibition commitment is to offer a nuanced glimpse into the vibrant backdrop of turn-of-the-century Paris. The exhibit at Henry Morrison Flagler Museum makes art accessible and engaging for diverse audiences. Full…

Art Nouveau as an International Film Destination

In the recent years, a notable surge has been observed in the selection of art nouveau cities as coveted destinations for international film productions. This article delves into the driving factors behind this burgeoning trend and sheds light on several prominent productions that have chosen these art nouveau cities as their atmospheric backdrops. In the…

Investigation into January 2 Fire at Abandoned Art Nouveau Building

State Police Initiates Investigation into January 2 Fire at Abandoned Art Nouveau Building on Brīvības Street, Rīga, Latvia. The State Police have reported that, as of now, there is no evidence suggesting arson in the recent fire incident involving the abandoned Art Nouveau building on Brīvības Street in Rīga. Simultaneously, it has come to light…

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The 11 most beautiful Art Nouveau cities in The Americas – artnouveau.club 2023 Ranking

Eleven American cities from eight different countries are included in the TOP 11 American Art Nouveau Cities. The classification is the result of gathering the opinion of dozens of academic experts from museums, hundreds of artnouveau.club clients and thousands of followeres of social networks. Enjoy the Ranking: 1.- Buenos Aires (Argentina) About the picture above – Av….

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The Food Culture of Turin

Turin is not only a city of art and culture, but also a city of food. With its rich culinary tradition and love for quality ingredients, Turin is a paradise for foodies. In this article, we’ll take you on a journey through the city’s food culture and explore some of the most delicious and interesting aspects…

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Alesund adds Christmas lightings this 2023

The municipality of Aveiro has embarked on an ambitious and multi-year project to transform the city into a dazzling Christmas spectacle, a festive endeavor set to continue until 2025. The winning proposal, crafted by Empresa Carvalho Iluminações from Viseu, encapsulates a concept deeply rooted in Aveiro’s rich cultural heritage, sustainability, innovation, and technology. As night…

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Vienna: The Perfect Destination for Culture and History Lovers

Vienna is a city that is steeped in history, culture, and art. It is the capital of Austria, and it is renowned for its stunning architecture, world-class museums, and vibrant music scene. The city is also famous for its coffeehouses, delicious pastries, and excellent wine. In this article, we will explore some of the most…

Life and success of Alphonse Mucha

The end of the 19th century was marked by the significant interest that artists worldwide showed in reinterpreting nature. This artistic reimagining gave rise to movements such as the Viennese Secession in Austria, Modernisme in Catalonia, and Art Nouveau in France, particularly in Europe. Art Nouveau, in particular, garnered enthusiasm from a diverse range of…

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Hotel Géllert Budapest will become a Mandarin Oriental Hotel in 2027

The Gellért Hotel, owned by BDPST Group, is set to undergo a comprehensive renovation in 2024, aligning with heritage preservation standards. Anticipated to reopen in 2027, it will emerge as Hungary’s inaugural Mandarin Oriental hotel. The Gellért Hotel is poised to boast 143 guest rooms, including 38 suites, designed with timeless elegance by London’s Alexander…

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Aveiro will be the Portuguese Capital of Culture 2024

In the year 2024, Aveiro stands poised to assume the role of the Portuguese Capital of Culture, and the Aveiro 2024 program signifies a departure from mere seasonal themes. This comprehensive initiative encompasses an array of events across diverse artistic domains, strategically hosted in varied locales throughout the city. The calendar of events for Aveiro,…

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Are you a Gaudí fan? Test your skills

Antoni Gaudí is very popular architect and a proof of that is that his works, from the spectacular Sagrada Família to the picturesque Park Güell, are appealing to more and more people every year.He was a Catalan architect who has become internationally recognised as one of the most prodigious experts in his discipline, as well…

“Alphonse Mucha Immersive Exhibition” in Osaka until January 28th

Grand Front Osaka is set to host the “Mucha Immersive Exhibition,” a captivating showcase that will run from tomorrow, January 9, until January 28, 2024. This exhibition promises an exploration of Alphonse Mucha’s extraordinary world, featuring around 150 original artworks in an immersive and visually stunning setting. Alphonse Mucha, a Czech artist born in 1860,…

Jewel of Art Nouveau in Prague, the Fanta building opens to the public

It is one of the most remarkable buildings in the Czech Republic in the Art Nouveau style: located within the Central Station, the impressive Fanta building reopened this weekend after several years of renovation work. The history of Prague’s most important railway station, located near Wenceslas Square, dates back to the 19th century: it was…

Art Nouveau exhibition ‘The Triumph of Nature’ in Florida until March 15

As the esteemed Lightner Museum culminates its 75th-anniversary celebrations, it proudly presents “The Artful Legacy: A Journey Through Artistic Expressions,” a captivating exhibition that showcases the museum’s exceptional collection and the transformative power of art. For more information than the one you can find here, visit https://lightnermuseum.org/2023/03/22/triumphofnature Immerse yourself in a captivating array of artistic masterpieces, ranging…

“Liberty. Torino Capitale” from Oct. 26th to June 10th 2024

The exhibition delves into the pivotal role Turin played in shaping Art Nouveau, also known as the stile Liberty or “Liberty style” in Italy. It takes place at Palazzo Madama – Museo Civico d’Arte Antica di Torino and is a collaboration between Palazzo Madama and SIAT – Società degli Ingegneri e degli Architetti in Torino,…

Art Nouveau stone carving at the entrance of the Gellért Bath

The Beginnings and Legacy of Art Nouveau

Since its inception in 1936, spanning over eight decades, Hickmet Fine Arts has been privileged to engage with some of the most illustrious artworks hailing from the Art Nouveau era. Across three generations, we’ve borne witness to the transformative impact of this artistic movement, a legacy still resonating profoundly in the contemporary art scene. In…

Alphose Mucha in Aix-en-Provence, France, until March 24, 2024

In collaboration with the Mucha Foundation, the Hôtel de Caumont presents its winter exhibition this year, dedicated to the renowned master of Art Nouveau, Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939). Mucha, whose artistic legacy traverses various mediums including posters, advertising, interior design, and Belle Époque theater, transformed the perception of art in his era with his distinctive aesthetic…

Exhibition about Wilhelm Bockslaff at the Riga Art Nouveau Center from Nov. 9th to Dec. 3rd

It’s now 165 years since the birth of Baltic German architect Wilhelm Bockslaff, but his contribution to the fabric of his native city lives on. Bockslaff designed numerous Latvian mansions and public buildings in Rīga and Jūrmala, including everything from water towers to grand country houses. He was the architect of the Riga Great Guild, Ludvigs Neiburgs’ tenement house…

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What is art nouveau?

From the 1880s to the outbreak of the First World War, Western Europe and the United States experienced the emergence of Art Nouveau, often referred to as the “New Art.” This influential movement drew inspiration from the untamed facets of the natural world, leaving an indelible mark on various artistic disciplines, including applied arts, graphic…

The Sagrada Família postpones the end of the works to 2033

The Construction Board of the Sagrada Familia temple in Barcelona has recently announced a postponement in the completion date, now projected for the year 2033. This extended timeline anticipates the finalization of the Tower of Jesus Christ in 2026, marking a significant milestone on the centenary of architect Antoni Gaudí’s passing. The ten-year extension aligns…

“Forays through nature. Glass treasures from Art Nouveau” in Mannheim until June 30, 2024

A special exhibition with glass treasures from the Art Nouveau period has opened today at Mannheim’s Reiss-Engelhorn Museums. The new special exhibition entitled “Forays through nature. Glass treasures from Art Nouveau” is presented in the Peter & Traudel Engelhornhaus Foundation Museum on Mannheim’s Toulonplatz. On display are 80 objects from two private collections. The items…

Exhibition of the movie ‘Klimt & The Kiss’ in Sedona – November 7th and 12th

Sedona International Film Festival presents the Exhibition on Screen series with ‘Klimt & The Kiss’. The film will premiere in Sedona on Tuesday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and 12 at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher and Alice Gill-Sheldon Sheldon Theatres. From the director of ‘Frida Kahlo’ and ‘Mary Cassatt, Painting the Modern Woman’ comes a…

Prague and Alfons Mucha’s grandson end dispute over Slav Epic

In a momentous turn of events, the City of Prague and the descendants of the renowned Art Nouveau painter Alfons Mucha have successfully reached an agreement regarding the ownership rights of Mucha’s celebrated masterpiece, the Slav Epic. This historic resolution marks a significant step towards preserving an invaluable piece of cultural and historical heritage, ensuring…

Discover art modern Mucha masterpieces at ‘eMotion in Seoul’

A multimedia exhibition on the life and work of Czech painter, graphic artist and designer Alfons Mucha will be held at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) gallery in Seoul from July 22nd to October 30th. To Michal Dvorak, a 57-year-old Czech film composer, producer and musician, it is his mission to reinterpret “modernized” versions of…

exhibition on early Art Nouveau posters in Richmond, Virginia, until Jan.21 2024

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond will hold the exhibition The Art of Advertisement: Art Nouveau Posters of the Late 19th Century from July 22nd 2023 to January 21st 2024.. Explore a captivating selection from VMFA’s rich collection of Art Nouveau posters, unveiling the allure of the late 19th-century design movement. This era celebrated…

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Art Nouveau: A Guide to Identifying the Style

Art Nouveau was a late 19th- and early 20th-century art movement that emphasized flowing curves, organic forms, and attention to detail. It is characterized by its use of floral motifs, stained glass, and metalwork. Art Nouveau architecture can be found in many cities around the world, including Barcelona, Brussels, Vienna, Glasgow, and Riga. If you’re…

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Alfons Mucha exhibition at Palau Martorell, Barcelona, until October 15th

From July 5 to October 15, the exhibition dedicated to the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (Ivančice, Czech Republic 1860 – Prague, Czech Republic, 1939), one of the greatest exponents of art nouveau, can be visited at the Palau Martorell in Barcelona. Alfons Mucha was a Czech painter and decorative artist who became one of the…

Movies, books, designs and music displaying art nouveau style

Art Nouveau was a style that emerged in the late 19th century and was characterized by organic, flowing lines and patterns inspired by nature. It influenced a wide range of design fields, including architecture, furniture design, graphic design, and other decorative arts. There are several MOVIES that feature Art Nouveau design or architecture as a…

Exploring Art Nouveau in Brussels: Unveiling Belgium’s Colonial Legacy

In 1893, the visionary architect Victor Horta crafted the iconic Hôtel Tassel, an architectural gem tucked away on a quiet street off Avenue Louise in Brussels. This marked the inception of a new movement, Art Nouveau, renowned for its intricate facades, organic motifs, flowing lines, and lavish interiors adorned with glass and iron. Today, after…

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From stained glass to ceramics: art nouveau and decorative arts

Introduction Art Nouveau, also known as “New Art,” was a movement that emerged in Europe at the end of the 19th century. It was a reaction against the Industrial Revolution and the mass-produced goods that it produced. Instead, Art Nouveau sought to create unique, handcrafted objects that were both beautiful and functional. Art Nouveau was…

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“Hector Guimard: How Paris Got Its Curves” in Chicago from June 22 to November 5

In June 22 Chicago’s Richard H. Driehaus Museum will open an exhibition about the French Art Nouveau architect and designer Hector Guimard (1867-1942). The exhibition provides a comprehensive look at Guimard’s career, his wife’s creative collaboration and his commitment to accessible design. Featuring over 100 works by the French architect and designer best known for his…

The 40 different names of Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau is a popular term for the variously named but closely related styles that had a pervasive impact on architecture, painting, and sculpture as well as applied design of every kind, from jewelry and typography to furniture and infrastructure. It burst onto the European scene around 1880, but soon it could be found everywhiere…

Experience Alesund’s Art Nouveau Magic

Alesund is a charming town located in the western part of Norway, and is famous for its Art Nouveau architecture. After a devastating fire that destroyed most of the city in 1904, the town was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style, with its ornate buildings and intricate designs drawing visitors from all over the world….

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The top 5 places to visit in Norway

Traveling to Norway is a dream for many travelers, and for good reason. From the majestic fjords to the stunning mountains, Norway offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. The top 5 places to visit in Norway Norway is a country full of breathtaking natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant cities. With…

Art Nouveau sculpture in the Gellért Bath

Budapest Thermal Baths

Budapest is known as the “City of Baths”, with a rich history of thermal water that has been enjoyed by locals and visitors alike for centuries. The city is home to dozens of thermal baths, each with their own unique architecture and design. These baths are not only a relaxing and rejuvenating experience, but also…

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Budapest’s Art Nouveau Architecture: A Feast for the Eyes

Nestled on the banks of the Danube River, Budapest is a city that evokes a sense of romance and mystery. Its grand architecture, world-class cuisine and vibrant cultural scene have made it one of Europe’s most popular destinations for travellers seeking a unique experience. In this article, we’ll take you on a journey through Budapest,…

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Authentic travel is achieved with great private local guides

Local tour guides can make all the difference when it comes to exploring new cultures through travel. They provide insider knowledge and personal insights that you simply can’t get from a guidebook or online resource. With their help, you can unlock the authentic experiences that make a destination truly unique. By visiting a city with…

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Milan’s Journey Through Time: From Ancient Rome to Modern Times

Milan is a city with a rich history that dates back to Roman times. Over the centuries, the city has undergone numerous transformations and has played a significant role in shaping the cultural and political landscape of Italy. In this article, we will take a brief look at the history of Milan, highlighting key events,…

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Milan and Turin, two art nouveau great cities to visit in 2023 and 2024

Milan is one of Europe‘s most beautiful cities, and its stunning architecture is a testament to its rich cultural heritage. One of the most iconic architectural styles in Milan is the Liberty Style, also known as Art Nouveau. This style of architecture can be seen throughout the city, from the grand palazzos to the ornate…

Art Nouveau and the natural world

Art Nouveau artists incorporated organic shapes, forms, and motifs into their designs because they were strongly influenced by the natural world. The role of botany and zoology in Art Nouveau design is a fascinating topic, as the natural world played a significant role in inspiring Art Nouveau artists. Plants, flowers, and trees were particularly popular motifs in…

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The top 10 criticisms to Art Deco – with examples

Understanding why some people don’t like art deco is interesting because it offers insights into subjective aesthetic preferences, cultural backgrounds, and the diversity of tastes among individuals. It also provides an opportunity to challenge assumptions and biases, and create more inclusive artistic and design spaces. Despite criticisms, art deco remains a vibrant and influential artistic…

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Probably the six most popular art nouveau artists ever

These are the six most popular artists of Art Nouveau (1890-1914), which takes different names depending on its host country. 1. ALFONS MUCHA (1860-1939) Probably the most popular one. The Czech painter excellently expressed the sense of the new way of making art that had touched major European cities in the late 19th century. Mucha’s…

Loïe Fuller, the art nouveau dancing muse

The American dancer Marie Louise Fuller (1862-1928) was born in a tavern in a suburb of Chicago, in the United States, where her parents had taken refuge from the winter cold. When she came of age she still lived in poverty: the money she earned from her theatrical performances barely gave her a single daily…

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Discover the Art Nouveau treasures of Turin

We are passionate about showcasing the stunning architecture and design of the art nouveau movement, and we offer a range of private tours tailored to your interests and needs. Our private tours are led by knowledgeable and experienced guides who will take you on a journey through Turin’s art nouveau history. We offer three private…

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Art Nouveau B-cities to visit in 2023 – QUIZ Test your skills

Some people say that the Art Nouveau B-cities of Budapest, Brussels and Barcelona are very distinct, but we are not that sure about it. Can you figure out if the following 18 pictures are from Budapest, Brussels or Barcelona? Are you one of the 1% of people giving a right response to each of the 18…

The effects of war in Ukranian art nouveau

The recent war in Ukraine has been devastating for the country and its people, but it has also had a devastating effect on the art nouveau heritage of the country. In a time of warfare, the protection of historic buildings, monuments and artwork is often neglected, and this has been the case in Ukraine. This…

Climate activists throw liquid at Klimt painting in Vienna

Death and Life is the title of an amazing work by Gustav Klimt. It took him almost eight years to paint this artwork, depicting the conflict between existence and extinction, which he himself described as his most important figurative work. And two men have attacked it today. Two climate activists in Austria have broken into the…

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Art nouveau influence in the world and why some people don’t like it

Art Nouveau, also known as the Modernisme, Jugendstil and up to 40 different names, was a style that emerged in the late 19th century and was characterized by organic, flowing lines and patterns inspired by nature. It was a reaction against the rigid, academic styles that were dominant at the time, and it sought to…

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The best art nouveau and art deco artists compared

Art Nouveau and Art Deco are both influential artistic movements of the early twentieth century, and although they have some similarities, there are also key differences between them. Differences between Art Nouveau and Art Deco: test your skills here. Art Nouveau, which developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, focused on craftsmanship and creating art…

Timeless Mucha: The Magic of Line, Beijing, China – until October 30th

A prominent player in the French Art Nouveau movement in the 1920s, you’ve probably seen the work of Czech artist Alphonse Mucha utilized in French style cafés the world over – even informing the overall design of Beijing’s very own Modernista. Entry is free but you must first reserve your spot here (recent travel history required). Through…

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. Before testing your skills on what influenced Art Nouveau, let us describe Art Nouveau (1880-1914). It means “new art” and embraced Europe’s new industrial aesthetic rather than…

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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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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,…

‘From Mucha to Sendak’: Masterpieces of Illustration, Shenzhen, China – until Sept 11th

This art exhibition in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, displays more than 200 paintings created by Alphonse Mucha and over 50 artists. Featured artists also include Jules Chéret, André Derain, Rene Gruau, Enid Blyton, Freddy Wittop and Maurice Sendak. The exhibits include watercolor paintings, oil paintings, collages, posters, illustrations, design manuscripts and prints. Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was a Czech painter…

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? It’s unclear exactly why the Ursuline sisters in the Flemish countryside decided to build an Art Nouveau winter garden in 1900, as there is little documentation available on the subject. However, it is…

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Palazzo Castiglioni is a must-see in Milan

Palazzo Castiglioni (1901-1903) is a grand palace in the Liberty style in Milan and the masterprice of Giuseppe Sommaruga (1867–1917). Its floral elements are combined with classical structures, as in the grandiose atrium. It was a palace built for a wealthy local businessman who wanted the building to reflect his status, its interiors are richly decorated. It was remodelled as an…

Ålesund, the open-air museum of Norwegian Art Nouveau

Alesund is an attractive town for tourists who enjoy Art Nouveau and Nature that includes fjords, mountains, waterfalls and aurora borealis. Also great food is served in the restaurants near the harbour. Most of its tourists arrive on Cruise. Tourism and the Cod business explain why Alesund is such a rich city within Norway, a country…

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Who was Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939)?

During his life Alphonse Mucha was an interior designer and decorator, graphic designer, illustrator and painter, both from poster and paintings. Born in Moravia (Czech Republic, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire), he was the son of a bailiff. His father wanted to make him his successor, but his love for drawing since childhood was be…

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style exhibit opens at Albuquerque Museum -October 30th

The American Federation of Arts presents Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style, an immersive exhibition that showcases Charles Rennie Mackintosh as an architect, designer and artist, and contextualizes his production within a larger circle of designers and craftspeople in Scotland’s capital. The exhibition opens at Albuquerque Museum on October 30, 2021. Previously, the Frist Art Museum…

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In the golden obsessions of Gustav Klimt – Ateneo Mercantil, Valencia

The exhibition ‘Klimt’s Gold’, at the Ateneo Mercantil de València, shows a chronological journey through the life and work of the Viennese painter through a multimedia, immersive and sensory montage. Gustav Klimt (Vienna, 1862 – 1918) was an artist of obsessions. His work shone between two styles: symbolism and the modernist movement of the Viennese…

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Budapest Marks World Art Nouveau Day on Saturday

World Art Nouveau Day (WAND) is an event dedicated to Art Nouveau that is celebrated annually on June 10th. Budapest is home to several celebrated Art Nouveau buildings and visitors will have a chance to get up close to them on June 12, World Art Nouveau Day because Saturaday is a more convenient than Thursday. The…

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Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary – North Carolina Museum of Art, opening Oct. 23

The North Carolina Museum of Art recently announced its fall 2021 exhibitions, with artists from around the world and around the state, including Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary, opening October 23 2021 and on view through Jan. 23, 2022. Czech-born Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939) was one of the most influential and celebrated artists in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris….

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6 Art Nouveau hidden gems you’ll soon be able to fly again to

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. Art Nouveau exhuberant 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,…

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh at Frist Art Museum, Nashville opens June 11 (the painting accompanying the article was painted by his wife)

The Frist Art Museum presents Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style, an immersive exhibition that showcases Charles Rennie Mackintosh as an architect, designer and artist, and contextualizes his production within a larger circle of designers and craftspeople in Scotland’s capital. The exhibition will be on view from June 11 through September 12, 2021. Combining influences from the…

15 ways covid will change the future of tours

Between March and April this year we asked our a network of 20 certified and art nouveau specialist guides in Europe, and our thousands of followers in in Instagram and Twitter worldwide, how they expected the post-covid tours to be transformed. 1 – Going private As travelers emerge from self-isolation, many will want to travel within…

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Lviv, in Ukraine, 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…

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Impact of covid on the travel industry and on private tours in particular

The World Health Organization defined the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 as Global Pandemic in March 11. Since then more than 450,000 deaths recorded and almost 9 million cases have been confirmed. The outbreak is having an enormous impact on the travel industry, a sector of huge importance for many countries worldwide. According to the protocol…

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