Welcome to Art Nouveau season on Europeana Art

written by Douglas McCarthy on February 21, 2017 in Europeana Art and Exhibitions with 2 comments

Today we are happy to announce the launch of Art Nouveau season on Europeana Art, running from now until the end of May. During the season we’ll explore the depth and diversity of this influential art movement and enjoy beautiful Art Nouveau jewellery, posters and much more.

Rushes, 1896 (detail). Eugène Grasset. Schola Graphidis Art Collection. CC BY-SA

The season is led by a major new exhibition featuring almost fifty artworks from more than twenty museums, and showcasing famous masterpieces alongside lesser-known works. The exhibition presents an overview of Art Nouveau from its origins to its brilliant heyday across Europe as Jugendstil, Modernisme, Szecesszió, Stile Liberty, Skønvirke and more.

Book plate of W. Porter Truesdell, 1903 Alexandre de Riquer i Inglada. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. CC BY-NC-ND

Throughout the season we’ll be publishing a series of guest blogs, contributed specially by partner institutions, which focus on specific aspects of Art Nouveau. In these blogs, museum curators and collections managers will share fascinating stories about the people and the art that shaped Art Nouveau.

We’ve also created some beautiful new Pinterest boards for the season, on topics including Art Nouveau fashion, tiles, glassware and furniture, so there should be something for everyone to enjoy.

There are lots of ways that you can get involved too. Why not get creative with our Art Nouveau Colouring Book or have animated fun on Europeana’s GIPHY page? In March, we’ll be partnering with our friends at DailyArt to feature Art Nouveau works on their app and posting on the DailyArt blog. Follow all the action on Twitter and Facebook, and use the hashtag #ArtNouveauSeason to join in.