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.

Tile tableau [floral motif]
Design for advertising for P. Verhees Lampenmagazijn (Lamp warehouse)
Design for vase decoration [Iris motif]
Drawing for a decoration for a vase [iris motif]
Stein, model no. 1757
Teapot
Tile poppies motif
Gudrun: spel in vijf bedrijven | Gudrun: a play in five acts
Meisjesjaren | Girlish years
Napkin, No. 505, Vlinder [Butterfly]
Dining chair
Op de hoogte: maandschrift voor de huiskamer | Up to date: periodical for the living room
Vase: grapevine motif
Design drawing for a vase decoration [floral motif and leaf]
Vase [Ave Maria Gratia Plena]