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.

Aan F. Domela Nieuwenhuis: eerlijk strijder voor de rechten der arbeiders, krachtig figuur in den strijd tegen onrecht, pionier van een betere samenleving, kampvechter voor waarheid en zelfstandigheid, - die nimmer zich zelf ten koste van anderen bevoordeelde, die steeds recht op zijn doel afging, streed tegen huichelaars en fortuinzoekers bekampte, als herinnering aan de oprichting van "Recht voor allen" deze hulde | To F. Domela Nieuwenhuis: honest fighter for the rights of the poor, powerful figure in the fight against the unjust, pioneer for a better life, camp fighter for truth and individuality,- who never favored himself at the cost of someone else, who always completed his task, fought against hypocrites and fortune seekers, as a remembrance for the establishment of "Rights for everyone,"  this tribute
Over boeken en schrijvers: subjectieve opstellen | On books and writers: subjective themes
Door Plate: foliate pattern
Cup: Osiris series
Tile: stylized fox head motif
Kunst en maatschappij | Art and socialism
Arti decorative francesi: arch. Bongi | French decorative arts: Bongi, architect
De  sprook van den zanger | The tale of the singer
Design for wall decoration: peacocks with urn, leaves and ribbon
't  veulen | The colt
Cabinet, for the double parlor of Frederico Vercelloni's residence, Sordevolo, Italy
Napkin, No. 505, Vlinder [Butterfly]
Curtain valance
Uit de levensbeschouwing der modernen | From the life contemplations of the moderns