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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…

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…

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Beyond Klimt in Brussels – from Sept.21 to Jan.20, 2019

Exactly 100 years after the death the fathers of the Viennese Secession (Klimt, Schiele, Moser and Wagner), the exhibition Beyond Klimt investigates the dense exchange of ideas that led to the emergence of avant-garde movements such as surrealism, expressionism, new realism, constructivism, Bauhaus. On show there are works of about 80 artists, besides Klimt and Schiele…

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Victor Horta and Brussels – CIVA – exhibit until the end of 2018

This exhibition, organised by the Directorate of Monuments and Sites in the Brussels Capital Region and open until December 31 of 2018 in the CIVA, provides an overall introduction to the work of architect Victor Horta with a presentation of his major works built in Brussels. John Julius Norwich described him as “undoubtedly the key European…