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

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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 Belgium, Catalonia and Latvia.

Often articles about European Art Nouveau do not cite the Netherlands as a major center because the Amsterdam school of architecture in the 1920’s may eclipsed the Art Nouveau movement, but in The Hague and in its seaside resort of Scheveningen some buildings remain very well preserved, so this exhibit is an opportunity to discover it.

The exhibit “Art Nouveau In The Netherlands,” in The Hague (Den Haag), The Netherlands, will include a multitude of masterpieces from the period spanning from 1884 to 1914.

Dutch Art Nouveau occupied a singular niche within the international movement in the 1900s. Dutch designers and makers, in fields of both the fine and decorative arts, created new and singular variants of Art Nouveau which, unlike the extravagant French and Belgian style, was designed to appeal the seemingly down-to-earth audience of their home country.

The exhibit will be on view from the 21st of April until the 28th of October, at the Gemeentemuseum in Den Haag, Netherlands. HERE You can already purchase the tickets to get in.

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