Palazzo Castiglioni Milan

Giuseppe Sommaruga Year – Palazzo Castiglioni (10 best pics)

This year Italy and Milan celebrate “The Giuseppe Sommaruga Year” to celebrate the 100 years that passed since the year he died. He is recognised as the most important architect of the Liberty Style, the name of the Art nouveau movement in Italy. Giuseppe Sommaruga (1867–1917) lived half a Century which was not a short life at that time…

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Art Nouveau temporary exhibit in St Petersburg

A temporary exhibition about Modern style (Art Nouveau in Russia) has just opened inside the Museum of the History of St Petersburg – a popular museum located in the Saints Peter and Paul fortress of Russia’s second-largest city after Moscow. You can visit this exhibition in the Engineers’ House (Peter and Paul Fortress, 4 st. Gorkovskaya) until…

Mackintosh Festival, Glasgow, October, 2017

Throughout October 2017, the sixth annual Mackintosh Festival will celebrate the achievements of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow’s most famous architect, designer and artist. This year’s month-long festival starts on Sunday October 1 and has an extensive programme of events will take place in Glasgow Mackintosh venues with a focus on architecture, design, visual arts and crafts. You…

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The muse and actress Sarah Bernhardt was a real “Influencer”

Sarah Bernhardt, born in Paris in 1844, was a French stage actress from Paris who starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and is considered the muse of Art Nouveau. “The Divine” was discovered by Alphonse Mucha and was his muse for a long time. Her portrait was…

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Exhibit Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau – Dayton, until 31/12

Until December 31st 2017 you can enjoy a selection of works by Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) in the Dayton Art Institute, Ohio. Presented are 75 works including rare original lithographs and proofs; 1 oil painting; 8 drawings; 1 pastel; and books, posters, portfolios and ephemera. Color lithographies were introduced in the 1890s by Jules Chéret, the “father of the modern poster“,…

Bohemia Amphora Pottery

What does Amphora mean in the Art Nouveau history?

Amphora refers to some delicate pottery produced between 1894 and 1904 in the Turn-Teplitz region of Bohemia during the Art Nouveau times. These ceramic wares were produced between the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries and are also referred to by dealers and collectors as “Teplitz”. There were many companies manufacturing ceramic wares in the Amphora movement,…

Kozma street cemetery - Jewish Cemetery - Art Nouveau private experience in Budapest

The Art Nouveau cemetery of Budapest opens for our tours

From now on, the travellers booking our “Complete Budapest Art Nouveau private tour” will also visit the Jewish  Kozma Street Cemetery in the 10th district of Budapest. Until now, it was not open to organised private tours, making it very difficult to explore. The graves, mausoleums and shrines are excellent imprints of the Jewish culture and the Hungarian Secession…

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How many Art Nouveau destinations exist in Europe? +1,000!

If you’re a fan of Art Nouveau, or simply a lover of architecture or art history, you may wonder how many cities or villages have buildings in this art style. There are some articles about the “Top 5 or Top 10 Art Nouveau destinations in the world” and they always include places like Prague, Paris,…

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Prague To Welcome a W Hotel in an Art Nouveau building in 2019

A W Hotel will open in Prague in November, 2019. It will be a renovation of the former Grand Evropa Hotel, a beautiful Art Nouveau style building. The historic structure will be combined with a modern new building to create a stunning blend of old world glamour and bold, contemporary design. This Art Nouveau beauty located on famous Wenceslas…

The Lord's Prayer Bílek Mucha

The Lordְ’s Prayer, exceptional exhibit by Bílek & Mucha – Prague

The Lordְ’s Prayer is the title of this small-scale exhibition of drawings and prints presents two different approaches to the seminal Christian prayer by two exceptional artists, each of whom left an inimitable individual imprint in Czech art. The artists are the sculptor, František Bílek (1872-1941), the foremost Czech exponent of the Art Nouveau symbolist style,…