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.

Amsterdam: een wijsgeerig leerdicht | Amsterdam: a philosophical didactic poem
Igiene: arch. Bongi | Hygiene: Bongi, architect
Over boeken en schrijvers: subjectieve opstellen | On books and writers: subjective themes
Design drawing for a decoration for a vase [floral and insect motif]
De  Zeven Schoonheden | The Seven Beauties
Pension Brocke | Pension Brocke
Napkin: Lente pattern [Spring Pattern]
Design for decoration [stylized floral motif]
De dichtwerken van P.A. de Génestet | Poetry by P.A. de Génestet
Salle Principale de "La Maison Moderne" à l'Exposition de Turin, 1902
Dining chair
Verrassende uitkomst | Surprise ending
School-idyllen | School girls