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.

Het  gif der beschaving | The poison of civilization
De  dorre tuin: schetsen en vertellingen | The garden of thorns: sketches and stories
Tile tableau [Grand Theatre entrance; Theatre Van Lier, Amstelstraat]
Arti decorative francesi: arch. Bongi | French decorative arts: Bongi, architect
[Woodblock from the De Veeze Collection]
Design for Tile Composition [Floral Motif]
Tante Loesje | Aunt Loesje
Design drawing for a vase decoration [floral motif and leaf]
Petroleum lamp base
Hiermede berichten wij U dat wij onze drukkerij verplaatst hebben | Herewith we inform you that we have moved our printing factory
Soiree: te geven door Ms. Royaards-Spoor ; voordracht van verzen van W. Kloos, H.J. Boeken, Joost van den Vondel, Bredero-en Mevrouw Noordewier-Reddingius ; voordracht van liederen van A. Diepenbrock ; met pianobegeleiding door den heer A. Tiere | Soiree: given by Ms. Royaards-Spoor ; recitation of verses by W. Kloos, H.J. Boeken, Joost van den Vondel, Bredero and Ms. Noordewier-Reddingius ; performance of music by A. Diepenbrock ; accompanied with piano by A. Tiere
De  heilige | The saint
Twee | Two
Aan Meester David Simons, die van 1884 tot 1897 als advocaat en procureur de rechtspraktijk te Amsterdam | To Professor David Simons, who from 1884 to 1897 was advocate and attorney of the justice bureau of Amsterdam
Design for Tile tableau [sunflowers motif]