Gustav Klimt

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…

IMM Budapest

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…

Bologna exhibit

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….

May Queen

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…

Budapest Brussels Barcelona

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…

Mataró - Casa Coll i Regàs Fundació Iluro

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…

art nouveau or art deco

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…