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.

Corner Shelf: female head and plant motif
School-idyllen | School girls: y Top Naeef ; with 8 plates from drawings of C. Koppenol
Kleinkinderen van het Ghetto | Children from the Ghetto
Tannhäuser: eene moderne legende | Tannhäuser: a modern legend
Armchair, for the double parlor of Frederico Vercelloni's residence, Sordevolo, Italy
J. Heesterman - Schilder: Decorateur Kerkstraat 40 [J. Heesterman - Painter: decorator Kerkstraat 40]
Armchair, for the dining room of the Peter Behrens residence, Darmstadt artists' colony
Design for decorative tile tableau with floral motif
Veduta Generale
Architectura et Amicitia Amsterdam: Kalender voor't jaar 1895 | Architectura et Amicitia Amsterdam: Calendar for the year 1895
Verzen van noord en Zuidnederlandsche dichters | Verses of Northern and Southern Netherlandish poets
Cyrano de Bergerac | Cyrano de Bergerac
Design for decoration for a commemorative plate [cow, The Hague coat-of-arms, September 1913]
James' geschiedenis der Fransche Revolutie: vertaald en vermeerderd met de geschiedenis van het tijdvak van Thermidor tot de troonsbestijging van Napoleon, benevens die van de revolutie in Nederland | James' history of the French Revolution: translated and enlarged with the history of the Thermidor Period through the ascension to the throne of Napoleon, together with that of the revolution in the Netherlands
Sugar bowl: Kayserzinn