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.

Plate commemorating the coronation of Queen Wilhelmina, 1897
Vient de Paraitre Livraison, Mars de las Revue Bimestrielle pour l'art applique | Vient de Paraitre Livraison, March of the Bi-monthly review for applied arts
De dichtwerken van P.A. de Génestet | Poetry by P.A. de Génestet
Design for decoration for ceramics: floral motif
Fish fork: stylized floral motif
Arti decorative francesi: arch. Bongi
[Proofs for Vereeniging Wie Denkt Overwint: Openbare Voordracht] | [Proofs for the Society Wie Denkt Overwint: Public lecture
De  sprook van den zanger | The tale of the singer
Woman with fruit bowl
Perzische schetsen | Persian sketches
Design for a tile tableau [water lilies motif]
Hooge troeven | High trumps
De  slavernij der vrouw | Slavery of the woman
Voor den nieuwen tijd : opstellen | For the new times : drafts