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.

Napkin: Lente pattern [Spring Pattern]
Fireplace surround: stylized floral motif
Design drawing for wall hanging: deer grazing
St. Wimfried, of, De schoolwereld | St. Wimfried, or, The world of school
Cyrano de Bergerac | Cyrano de Bergerac
Napkin, No. 505, Vlinder [Butterfly]
Design for decoration for a tile tableau with arch motif
Interior with muses
Design for a vase decoration [tulip motif]
Esposizione internazionale, Milano, 1906: arte decorativa (Arch. Locati) | International exposition, Milan, 1906: decorative art (Locati, architect)
Het  beloofde land | The promised land
Design for a decoration for a plate
Padiglione Stampa: arch. Locati
Design for a tile tableau [bulb flower motif]
Tile: abstract floral motif