art nouveau or art deco

Can you distinguish Art Nouveau and Art Deco? (test your skills)

Both Art Nouveau (1880-1914) and Art Deco (1920-1940) embraced modernist elements and emerged as reactions to major world events; the Industrial Revolution and World War I, respectively. They are easy to distinguish if you know what to look for. Can you figure out which pictures are Art Nouveau / Art Deco? (solution at the end…

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…

Covid-19 will delay Sagrada Família’s completition one or two years

Since March 12th Sagrada Família is temporarily closed to the public to avoid possible contagion from the Covid-19. Construction works also came to a standstill that day and will be stopped, at least, until the beginning of 2021. In order to resume them, it will first be necessary to start receiving visitors to the temple…

Tiffany Lamp Best Tour

Tiffany Lamps, the icons of American Art Nouveau

Tiffany lamps have become so familiar today that they no longer seem to belong to a particular time and place but they belong to Art Nouveau, a decorative art that owed as much to handicraft as it did to commercial industry. In the United States, these lamps and the firm of Louis Comfort Tiffany played a central role…

Aubrey Beardsley at Tate Modern, London – until May 25th

The largest exhibition of Aubrey Beardsley drawings for 50 years is on display since March 4th and until May 25th in London’s Tate Modern. This will be the first exhibition dedicated to this author at Tate since 1923, and the largest display of his original drawings in Europe since the seminal 1966 exhibition at the…

Jewellery Art Nouveau

Jewellery trends – Art Nouveau is in fashion again

We consider that the three main Jewellery Art Nouveau artisans were Catalan Lluís Masriera, and the two French Georges Fouquet and René Lalique. See some of their works in order to fully appreciate the artisan work that they incorporate: Lluís Masriera: René Lalique: He promoted the movement in France with his exquisite enamel and glass in addition to…