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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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Art Nouveau B-cities to visit in 2021 – 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…

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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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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 people can distinguish them. Are you one of them? Both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements emerged as reactions to major world events; the Industrial Revolution and World…

Museum of Applied Arts Budapest - Art Nouveau private experience in Budapest

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…

The opening of La Samaritaine department store in Paris will also be delayed

It is well known that the impact of Covid-19 in tourism and retail is huge. Art Nouveau buildings that were under construction or restoration will be completed later than expected because of this pandemic. On one site it is affecting the timing of the construction restoration works. If last we commented the affects it is…

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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,…