art nouveau or art deco

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…

Bologna exhibit

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…

Gustav Klimt Digital exhibition

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…

Klimt

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…