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.

Invidia: eene vertelling | Envy: a tale
Dining chair
Armchair, for the dining room of the Peter Behrens residence, Darmstadt artists' colony
Practisch handboek voor den bijenteler voor Nederlandsche imkers bewerkt naar "Das Bienenjahr" | Practical handbook for the bee counter: for the Dutch beekeepers revised from "Das Bienenjahr"
Marina: ingg. Bianchi, Magnani e Rondoni : Esposizione di Milano, 1906 | Marina: Bianchi, Magnani, and Rondoni, engineers : Milan exposition, 1906
Napkin, No. 505, Vlinder [Butterfly]
Agraria: arch. Bongi | Agriculture: Bongi, architect
Design for decoration for a tile tableau with arch motif
Dombey en zoon | Dombey and son
Padiglione Stampa: arch. Locati
Rebecca van "Zonbeek-Hoeve" | Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Covered jar: sweet pea
Dominee Geeston | Reverend Geeston
Napkin: Lente pattern [Spring Pattern]