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.

Galleria del Lavoro: ing. Bianchi, Magnani e Rondoni | Gallery of Work: Bianchi, Magnani, and Rondoni, engineers
Dining chair
Design Drawing for a vase decoration [nautilus shell motif]
De  weerloozen | The vulnerable
Primula veris | Primula veris
Cabinet, for the double parlor of Frederico Vercelloni's residence, Sordevolo, Italy
Design for vase decoration [floral motif]
Plate commemorating the coronation of Queen Wilhelmina, 1897
Small fabric sample with floral and animal motifs
Napkin, No. 505, Vlinder [Butterfly]
Noodlot | Fate
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
Padiglione Svizzero: arch. Guidini | Swiss pavilion: Guidini, architect
De  dichtwerken van W.J. van Zeggelen | The poetry of W.J. van Zeggelen