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.

Zegepraal | Triumphal Arch
Lamp, abstract floral motif
Invidia: eene vertelling | Envy: a tale
Tile: cherry and leaf motif
Carrozzeria: Ing. Bianchi, Magnani e Rondoni | Carriage house: Bianchi, Magnani and Rondoni, engineers
Dombey en zoon | Dombey and son
Op goudgrond | On gold ground
Design for Tile tableau [sunflowers motif]
L' ornement des noces spirituelles | The ornament of the spiritual ceremonies
School-idyllen | School girls
De  slavernij der vrouw | Slavery of the woman
Padiglione Svizzero: arch. Guidini | Swiss pavilion: Guidini, architect
Container with lid
Design for decorations for a tile [floral ornaments]