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.

Catalogue des editions de Francois Buffa & Fils: fournisseurs de la cour, editeurs, marchands de Beaux-Arts, Tableaus, Aquarelles, Gravures, Eau-Fortes, Encadrements, Ouvrages illustres, Restauration et Vernissage de Tableaus, etc. etc. : exposition permanente | Catalogue of editions by Francois Buffa & Sons: furnishings of the court, editors, tradesman of fine art, paintings, watercolors, gravures, Aqua fortis, frames, works of art, restoring varnishing paintings, etc. etc. : permanent expositon
Design for a tile tableau [chrysanthemum motif]
Napkin, No. 505, Vlinder [Butterfly]
Petroleum lamp base
Napkin, No. 505, Vlinder [Butterfly]
Acquario: arch. Locati | Aquarium: Locati, architect
Napkin, No. 505, Vlinder [Butterfly]
Tile: geometric motif
Tile: abstracted tulip and geometric motif
Pitcher [stylized foliage motif]
Artistiek damast | Artistic damask | Catalogus van E.J.F. van Dissel en Zonen, Linenfabrikanten te Eindhoven : Levering, Rechtstreeks aan Particulieren
Op goudgrond | On gold ground