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]
Clock, from the Dr. Rosenberger residence, Berlin
[Proofs for Vereeniging Wie Denkt Overwint: Openbare Voordracht] | [Proofs for the Society Wie Denkt Overwint: Public lecture
Design for Vase [Dandelion Motif]
School-idyllen | School girls
Pitcher [snake form]
Padiglione stampa: arch. Locati
Montandon & C., Ponte Chiasso: ing. Bianchi, Magnani e Rondoni
Design drawing for decoration of a Jardiniere [Oriental motif]
Vase: floral motif
Design for a decoration for a plate
De  dichtwerken van W.J. van Zeggelen | The poetry of W.J. van Zeggelen
Het  recht der liefde: eene studie uit het Indische leven | The right of love: a study from the Indonesian life