Art Nouveau

Collection Description

Art Nouveau, which flourished in many countries around the turn of the twentieth century, was a decorative style emphasizing curvilinear forms inspired by nature, especially plant-life. The Wolfsonian’s collection is especially strong in the Dutch and Italian variants of this style, known respectively as Nieuwe Kunst and Stile Floreale. Among the highlights are entire period rooms designed by Theodoor Nieuwenhuis and Agostino Lauro, as well as a large collection of Dutch Nieuwe Kunst bookbindings.

Napkin, No. 505, Vlinder [Butterfly]
St. Wimfried, of, De schoolwereld | St. Wimfried, or, The world of school
Napkin: Lente pattern [Spring Pattern]
Tile: stylized flower motif
De  sprook van den zanger | The tale of the singer
Voor den nieuwen tijd : opstellen | For the new times : drafts
Plate commemorating the coronation of Queen Wilhelmina, 1897
Vase: floral motif
Esposizione 1906 Milano: ingresso d'onore al Parco
Parlor table, for the double parlor of Frederico Vercelloni's residence, Sordevolo, Italy
Tile: cherry and leaf motif
Ons lichaam: en waartoe het bestemd is | Our body: and what it is meant for
Onze flora: beschrijving van de familiën, voornaamste geslachten en soorten der in Nederland in het wild groeiende, verwilderde, verbouwde en aangeplante gewassen, alsmede van eenige fraaie en nuttige Midden-Europeesche planten | Our flowers: records of