Long-Lost Klimt Portrait Surfaces and Fetches £26 Million at Auction

Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Fräulein Lieser,” thought lost for nearly a century, recently emerged and fetched £26m at auction in Vienna. Held by im Kinsky auction house, the bidding commenced at £23m, ultimately settling within the anticipated range of £25m-£42m. The buyer’s identity remains undisclosed. The auction house hailed the rediscovery as a sensation, emphasizing…

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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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Art Nouveau: A Celebration of Nature’s Beauty

Flourishing from roughly 1890 to 1914, Art Nouveau was an international artistic movement that embraced organic forms and rebelled against the rigid styles that dominated 19th-century art. Central to Art Nouveau was the sinuous line, mimicking the flowing curves of plants and flowers. This organic aesthetic found its way into various mediums, transforming everyday objects…

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Art Nouveau: A Guide to Identifying the Style

Art Nouveau was a late 19th- and early 20th-century art movement that emphasized flowing curves, organic forms, and attention to detail. It is characterized by its use of floral motifs, stained glass, and metalwork. Art Nouveau architecture can be found in many cities around the world, including Barcelona, Brussels, Vienna, Glasgow, and Riga. If you’re…

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

Art Nouveau is based on the agile, the fluid, on the movement provided by curves and asymmetry. Art Deco seems obsessed with geometric shapes, with straight lines and angles, with mass and symmetry as constant values. But there is more than that. Although they are two styles with very different characteristics, often are confused. Both Art…

Jan Toorop: The Artist Who Inspired Gustav Klimt

Jan Toorop (1858–1928) influenced the works of Gustav Klimt, among other prominent artists, and his art continues to inspire and captivate audiences around the world, and his contributions to the European art movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries will always be remembered. Jan Toorop was a Dutch-Indonesian artist who played a significant…

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Exploring the Multifaceted Influences on Gustav Klimt’s Artistic Style

Why Klimt is so popular? Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and a prominent member of the Art Nouveau movement, has left an indelible mark on the art world. His works, characterized by ornate, flowing lines and rich, decorative patterns, have been celebrated for their sensuality, symbolism, and innovative use of color. Klimt’s art…

Unveiling Milan’s Art Nouveau Splendor: A Journey of Discovery in 2024

Milan, the fashion capital of the world, boasts not only a rich sartorial heritage but also a hidden gem in its architectural tapestry—the mesmerizing Art Nouveau. As you step into the enchanting realm of Milan’s Art Nouveau quarter, centered around the iconic Porta Venezia, you are greeted by a symphony of rich, precious wrought iron…

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Prague To Welcome a W Hotel in an Art Nouveau building

Prague is soon to welcome the highly anticipated addition of a W Hotel! While the exact opening date remains a mystery, the anticipation is palpable as the city eagerly awaits this new landmark. Nestled within an awe-inspiring building, currently undergoing meticulous restoration, the transformation is nothing short of spectacular. Located in the heart of the…