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…

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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…

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6 Art Nouveau destinations you may not know about

From the 1880s until World War I, artworks, design objects, and architecture in many European cities sprouted with sinuous, undulating curves, organic motifs and bright colours. Art Nouveau exhuberant Finding examples of this art and architectural form on your travels to Europe is not hard, and major examples can be found in cities like Nancy, Prague,…

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…

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Art Nouveau B-cities: Budapest, Brussels and Barcelona

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…

Which movements influenced Art Nouveau? (test your skills)

Many people love Art Nouveau but only a few can distinguish what inspired and influenced this Art Style and what didn’t. Check if you are one of them. Before testing your skills on what influenced Art Nouveau, let us see what Art Nouveau (1880-1914) is. It means “new art” and embraced Europe’s new industrial aesthetic…

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Lviv, a hidden gem of Art Nouveau

Lviv is located in the far west of Ukraine, 470km away from its capital Kiev and just 50km from the Polish border. Not only it has a Unesco World Heritage status but it is probably Europe’s most hidden Art Nouveau gem. Sincerely, It looks as if only art and architecture historians are paying some attention to it. When…

One of the most popular Art Nouveau doors ever is under renovation

The popular Belgium Art Noveau “Glassmaker’s House” in Rue du Lac 6, Ixelles is under renovation and not fit for habitation. This private house has circular windows, super stained glass and a lovely 2nd-floor balcony. The house has a monumental staircase Art Nouveau frontage, running along a very large stained glass window, occupying a large part…