Art Nouveau Museums offering virtual tours are a good alternative to Netflix
1. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
Once a Beaux-Arts railway station, the Musée d’Orsay is now known for its vast collection of works from 1848 to 1914. Masterpieces by artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Auguste Rodin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin and Claude Monet are displayed here. You can take a virtual tour of the impressive Art Nouveau building—plus its gardens—and view famous works, including Van Gogh’s ‘Self-Portrait, Whistler’s ‘Portrait of the Artist’s Mother’, and Degas’ ‘The Ballet Class’.
2. Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria
It is the largest and most visited museum in the newly created Museums Quartier. The main focus of the collection lies on Austrian art of the first half of the 20th century, including major paintings and drawings by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Here the transition from Art Nouveau to expressionism gets comprehensible step by step. The art historic context is imparted by Austrian 19th and 20th century masterpieces.
3. Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary
Founded in 1872, the Museum of Applied Arts is one of the oldest museums of art and design on the continent. The palace housing the museum was built in 1896, and is one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings of the capital. The core of the collection is made up by masterpieces of European decorative arts from the Middle Ages to the present day.
4. MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Wien, Austria
Founded as the Imperial Royal Austrian Museum of Art and Industry in 1863, today’s museum—with its unique collection of applied arts and as a first-class address for contemporary art—can boast an incomparable identity. Originally established as an exemplary source collection, today’s MAK Collection continues to stand for an extraordinary union of applied art, design, contemporary art and architecture.
You can visit plenty of more interesting museums in the Google Arts&Culture website. Because “staying in” doesn’t have to mean losing access to culture.
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