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.

Mostra italiani all'estero: ingg. Bianchi, Magnani e Rondoni : Esposizione di Milano, 1906 | Italian exhibition to foreign nations: Bianchi, Magnani and Rondoni, engineers : Milan exposition, 1906
Design for decoration for a tile tableau with arch motif
Expositie van de vereeniging: "Kunst Toegepast op Boekbanden," in de Kunstzaal van het Sted. Museum te Leiden, met medewerking van het Museum van Kunst-Nijverheid te Haarlem, de heeren Burgersdijk & Niermans, den heer J.G. Ballego, E.A., 13-25 Januari '96 | Exhibition of the society: "Art Applied to Bookbinding", in the Gallery of the Municipal Museum of Leiden, with the cooperation of the Museum of Applied Art in Haarlem, Mr. Burgersdijk & Niermans, and Mr. J.G. Ballego, E.A., 13-25 Januari '96 | Expositie der ver. Kunst Toegepast op Boekbanden in het Sted. Museum te Leiden
Pitcher [stylized foliage motif]
Het  tydschrift Vragen van den dag: met populair wetenshappelyk byblad | The periodical Questions of the day: with popular scientific supplement
Arti decorative francesi: arch. Bongi
Tuborg, 1903
De dichtwerken van P.A. de Génestet | Poetry by P.A. de Génestet
Tablecloth: Lente pattern [Spring pattern]
Veertien jaar literatuur-geschiedenis: 1880-1893 | Fourteen year literature-history 1880-1893
Design for a decoration for a plate
Napkin: Lente pattern [Spring Pattern]
Vase
Sugar bowl: Kayserzinn
Napkin, No. 505, Vlinder [Butterfly]