A look back at our Art Nouveau season

written by Douglas McCarthy on June 10, 2017 in Europeana Art with no comments

Over the past few months, we’ve been celebrating Art Nouveau style in a special season on Europeana Art. Thanks to the fabulous collections and contributions of our partners, it’s been a feast of Art Nouveau jewellery, ceramics, art and much more. Here’s a season recap.

Art Nouveau – A Universal Style

The centrepiece of the season was Art Nouveau A Universal Style, a major exhibition surveying Art Nouveau across Europe in its national manifestations as Jugendstil, Modernisme, Szecesszió, Stile Liberty and so on. The exhibition blends celebrated masterpieces alongside fascinating lesser-known works, famous artists and and features almost fifty artworks from more than twenty museums.

The exhibition is available in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.

Partner blogs

During the season we published a series of guest blogs written by our partners. In these posts, museum curators, collections managers and specialists shared insights into the people and the art that shaped Art Nouveau. Here’s the full list:

Art Nouveau in Aveiro – a walk through the city, Aveiro City Museum
The Art Nouveau ceramics of Alexandre Bigot, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
Advertising and Art Nouveau in the Machine Age, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Alphonse Mucha – Master of Art Nouveau, National Museum in Prague
European cooperation for the enhancement of Art Nouveau, Réseau Art Nouveau Network
Exciting years – the visionaries of Art Nouveau, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Gerda Koepff, pioneering collector of Art Nouveau glass, Glasmuseum Hentrich
Graphic Inspiration: Nature and Folk Art in Hungarian Art Nouveau, Schola Grafidis Art Collection
Podkowiński’s Frenzy and the birth of Young Poland National Museum in Warsaw
Slovak painting in the era of Art Nouveau, Slovak National Gallery

DailyArt

We also wrote a number of guest posts on Art Nouveau for our friends at DailyArt, featured on their app and their blog, covering topics like Lalique jewellery, Aubrey Beardsley and absinthe – the original ‘demon drink’!

Pinterest extravaganza

Pinterest lovers haven’t missed out on the fun: we created more than twenty Art Nouveau boards showing off the visual beauty of Art Nouveau glassware, graphic design, and much more.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Art Nouveau season and we’d love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to comment here or get in touch on Twitter using #ArtNouveauSeason.