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.

Vrouwenweelde en Vrouwensmart | Women's luxury and women's sorrow
[Milan Exposition buildings]
Urn [Dutch girl in costume]
Op de hoogte: maandschrift voor de huiskamer | Up to date: periodical for the living room
Sofa, for the double parlor of Frederico Vercelloni's residence, Sordevolo, Italy
De  versierende kunsten in Nederlandsch Oost-Indie: eenige Hindoemonumenten op Midden-Java | Decorative arts in the Dutch East-Indies: only Hindu monument on Middle-Java
Het  beloofde land | The promised land
Catalogue des editions de Francois Buffa & Fils: fournisseurs de la cour, editeurs, marchands de Beaux-Arts, Tableaus, Aquarelles, Gravures, Eau-Fortes, Encadrements, Ouvrages illustres, Restauration et Vernissage de Tableaus, etc. etc. : exposition permanente | Catalogue of editions by Francois Buffa & Sons: furnishings of the court, editors, tradesman of fine art, paintings, watercolors, gravures, Aqua fortis, frames, works of art, restoring varnishing paintings, etc. etc. : permanent expositon
De Heer & Mevrouw Gentisobereen hebben de eer U kennis te geven van het voorgenomen huwelijk hunner dochter Henriette | Mr. & Mrs. Gentisobereen have the honor of informing you about the proposed wedding of their daughter, Henriette
Programma van de gala feest uitvoering by gelegenheid van het eerste bezoek van Hare Majesteit de Koningin en zyne Koninklyke Hoegheid de Prins der Nederlanden Hertog van Mecklenburg: aan Amsterdam 1901 | Program of the gala party performance on the occasion of the first visit of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness, the Prince of the Netherlands, Hertog van Mecklenburg: in Amsterdam, 1901
Uit het liefdeleven van groote mannen | From the loving lifes of adult men
Napkin: Lente pattern [Spring Pattern]
Cup: Osiris series
Design sketch for decoration for ceramics: flower and leaves