Art Nouveau

5 Europeana Art highlights from 2017

As the year draws to a close, we look back on the past twelve months and celebrate five significant moments for Europeana Art. In chronological order: 1. Art Nouveau season 2017 began with fireworks: a four-month season dedicated to Art Nouveau. Its centrepiece was the exhibition Art Nouveau – A Universal Style which surveyed Art Nouveau across Europe […]

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A look back at our Art Nouveau season

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 […]

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Scandal in Warsaw: Podkowiński’s Frenzy and the birth of Young Poland

In this guest post for Europeana’s Art Nouveau season, Dr. Piotr Kopszak, Curator at the National Museum of Warsaw, tells us about the artist Władysław Podkowiński and the scandal surrounding his painting Szał (Frenzy). Stylistic change has always fascinated art historians and it is often difficult to pinpoint the precise moment when change occurs. However, […]

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The Art Nouveau ceramics of Alexandre Bigot (part 2)

One of the Art Nouveau highlights of the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris were the architectural ceramics of French manufacturer Alexandre Bigot. Housed in a pavilion designed by Jules Lavirotte, and awarded a Grand Prix, the remarkable ensemble was bought at the Fair by the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest. In the second of […]

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The Art Nouveau ceramics of Alexandre Bigot (part 1)

One of the Art Nouveau highlights of the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris were the architectural ceramics of French manufacturer Alexandre Bigot. Housed in a pavilion designed by Jules Lavirotte, and awarded a Grand Prix, the remarkable ensemble was bought at the Fair by the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest. In the first of […]

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Exciting years – a new web journal explores the visionaries of Art Nouveau

In this guest post for Art Nouveau season, Friederike Fankhänel of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) introduces a fascinating new web journal about the innovators of Jugendstil (Art Nouveau). The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) holds the widest collection of Art Nouveau artworks within German-speaking countries. As founding director Justus Brinckmann made extensive […]

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Art Nouveau in Aveiro: a walk through the city

In this week’s Art Nouveau season guest post, Andreia Lourenço of Portugal’s Aveiro City Museum takes us on a guided tour of Aveiro’s finest Art Nouveau buildings. Along the way, she highlights the characteristic elements of Arte Nova (Art Nouveau) in Aveiro, particularly its focus on architectural ornament, and introduces us to important local landmarks. The […]

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Advertising and Art Nouveau in the machine age

In today’s Art Nouveau season guest post, Francesc Quílez, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, describes how commercial artists at the turn of the 20th century adopted modernisme (Art Nouveau) to create vibrant advertising images. At the turn of the 20th century, a public fascination with machines and modern […]

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