Glasgow | The Travelling Exhibition “The Nature of Art Nouveau”


From 17.10.2015 to 24.12.2015 in The Lighthouse, Glasgow, this rather small exhibition looks at how this international movement developed and spread in the 19th century, galvanising nature, science and art in pursuit of revolution and modernity.

From an architectural perspective, this exhibition has a pleasing circularity. The Lighthouse building was the first public commission completed by Mackintosh, who is considered a leading light in the UK Art Nouveau movement. The exhibition opened during ‘Mackintosh month’, a range of talks and events taking place around the city.

Manager of The Lighthouse Ian Elder says: ‘Art Nouveau in Glasgow, known as Glasgow Style, [was] adopted in the context of a major industrial metropolis. Glasgow in the 1890s was a financially rich city but one that had many social problems.’

Organised by Réseau Art Nouveau Network

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