Alphonse Mucha posters exhibit – in Seoul, Korea until March 1st

The exhibition in the newly opened Korean gallery My Art Museum presents a total of 234 Art Nouveau posters, engravings, drawings, oil paintings and other original works from the private collection of the famous Czech tennis player Ivan Lendl. The exhibition is divided into four parts and trying to capture Mucha lifelong formation starting with…

Art Nouveau Christmas in Riga – in the Latvian capital until January 12th

The Rīga Art Nouveau Center on beautiful Alberta street has a special Christmas exhibition running from January 6 until January 12, showcasing various beautiful objects in the Art Nouveau or Jugendstil style, many of them from a golden age of Latvian art and design. There is also another exhibition called “Doll Stories” from artist Irina Vorkale….

Otto Wagner, Master of Viennese Art Nouveau – until in Paris until March 16th

This exhibition, designed and co-produced with the Wien Museum to commemorate the centenary of his death, is the first monograph devoted to him in France. An architect and lead contractor, Otto Wagner was also an outstanding draughtsman. The exhibition features a rich collection of drawings from Otto Wagner’s architectural agency, currently stored at the Wien Museum. These illustrate Otto Wagner’s main projects…

Bologna exhibit

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau – in Rochester until January 19th

The expressive and seductive work of Alphonse Mucha, characterized by his portrayals of elegant women and elaborate use of color and ornament, played a prominent role in shaping the aesthetics of the decorative style known as French Art Nouveau. This exhibition presents over 80 works that range from rare original lithographs, drawings, and books to…

It has been discovered that Victor Horta and Van Gogh knew each other

A largely overlooked postscript suggests surprise friendship between the Van Gogh brothers and the young Belgian Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta. A tantalising and largely overlooked postscript in a letter suggests that Vincent van Gogh knew the young Victor Horta, who would eventually become the celebrated Art Nouveau and Art Deco architect. At the end…

About the names of Art Nouveau (work in progress)

Since Art Nouveau became popular in various countries in Europe, the movement gained different regional and sometimes even local names. Most popular names are Art Nouveau, Jugedstil, Secession, Modernisme and Moderisme, but more name exist all over the world. Austria: Secessionstil, Sezessionstil, Secession or Sezession or Viennese Secession Belgium: Art Nouveau Catalonia: Modernisme Czech Republic…

Sarah Bernhardt

Art Nouveau, the triumph of beauty – in Torino until January 26

Art Nouveau is the protagonist of a major exhibition at the Venaria Reale in Turin until January 26th. “Art nouveau. The triumph of Beauty” is an ode to this artistic movement that with its stylized floral forms has overwhelmed and changed the taste of the late nineteenth century, from painting to music. It was 1902…

beautiful mucha painting

Who was Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939)?

During his life Alphonse Mucha was an interior designer and decorator, graphic designer, illustrator and painter, both from poster and paintings. Born in Moravia (Czech Republic, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire), he was the son of a bailiff. His father wanted to make him his successor, but his love for drawing since childhood was be…