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Art Nouveau Exhibitions
Senses Art Nouveau is proud to present here a large selection of the best Art Nouveau Exhibitions in Belgium and around the world:
* 2009 *
July 2009: The “Stoclet Palace” in Brussels is inscribed on
the UNESCO’s WORLD HERITAGE LIST
The “Stoclet Palace” in Brussels, a private house ocated on Avenue de Tervuren, is an Art Deco architectural masterpiece built between 1905 and 1911 by Austrian archtect Joseph Hoffmann and decorated by the artists of the Wiener Werkstätte.
The interior of the dining room is richly decorated by the magnificent twin mosaic frieze “The Tree of Life” created by the famous Art Nouveau painter and art designer, Gustav KLIMT (1862-1918).
Our Glass Collection dedicated to "KLIMT - Palais Stoclet "
Biennial Art Nouveau 2009 :
"From Art Nouveau to Art Deco"
During the first 4 weekends of October 2009, the 5th Biennial Art Nouveau in Brussels is an unique Event that offers the opportunity to visit more than fifty interiors of buildings in Brussels, on the theme of “From Art Nouveau to Art Deco”.
This year’s Biennial Event will also include Art Deco and will enable the public to discover some of the city’s architectural masterpieces of the years 1920-1940.
Discovery of the architectural variety and the richness of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles, the two major styles in Brussels: splendid private mansions will again be opened to the public and access to schools, industrial buildings, public buildings, cafes, cinemas, hotels and shops...
The guided tours of these interiors during the Biennial Art Nouveau Event will enable members of the public to see and discover these remarkable buldings and their heritage.
Fashion and textiles:
"Madeleine Vionnet, puriste de la mode"
Major exhibition dedicated to French fashion designer, Madeleine Vionnet (who donated many dresses, dress patterns and photo albums to Les Arts Décoratifs) and to her exceptional collection of avant-garde designs and selected from her major works between 1912 and 1939 .
Madeleine Vionnet’s entire career was marked by her constant quest for freedom in extremely refined designs close to antique drapery, which continue to fascinate conempoary fashion designers.
"Retrospective ALPHONSE MUCHA"
Exhibition of major art works by famous Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939). around 250 large paintings, pastel drawings, posters, lithographies, illustrations and jewelry works from public and private collections.
Contemporary of Victor Horta, Alphonse Mucha was influenced by Symbolism and by the social aspects of William Morris' Arts and Crafts Movement and he developed his own aesthetic ideals to elevate the decorative elements to the status of works of art. His original style became the hallmark of his time and is also known as "Mucha Style".
During 2009, the Exhibition ALPHONSE MUCHA was already presented at the Museum Belvedere in Vienna, Austria .
After Montpellier, the exhibition will also be presented :
at the Museum "Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung" in Munich - Germany
(from 9-10- 2009 to 24-01-2010).
"Hommages to Toulouse-Lautrec affichiste"
Exhibition in Homage to Toulouse-Lautrec's posters, a celebration of the legendary Belle Epoque and it's artistic entairtainment centers in Paris, in Montmartre and at the "Chat Noir ". The Musée des Arts Décoratifs has 26 of the 31 posters of Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) and these master pieces are presented with other works of contemporary graphist designers.
"Tiffany Girls. A New Light on Tiffany"
Exhibition of works from the studios of Louis Comfort Tiffany. In addition to Tiffany’s famous lamps, the show includes stained-glass windows, mosaics, enamelled ‘objets de luxe’ and documentary material.
Louis Comfort Tiffany(1848-1933) was the most important American Art Nouveau designer of applied art, creator of the famous and beautiful stained-glass lamps and windows representing decorative designs inspired by nature, flowers and dragonflies.
Tiffany Girls : a group of talented female designers behind Louis Comfort Tiffany, to whom many successful Tiffany patterns can now be attributed. The ‘Tiffany Girls’ worked in the Women’s Glass Cutting Department under Clara Driscoll (1861-1944).
Singer Collection : exhibition affords a unique opportunity to situate a masterpiece in the Singer collection, the large Tiffany hanging lamp Laburnum.
In the fall of 2009, the exhibition will be presented at the Museum Villa Stuck in Munich, Germany.
"Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry"
Exhibition of magnificent jewelry and major art works by the most representative designers and artists of Art Nouveau jewelry.
Selected from the finest American private collection, Imperishable Beauty features over one hundred works from France, Germany, Austria and the United States by major art nouveau designers and jewelers, including René Lalique, Philippe Wolfers et Tiffany & Co.
Moreover, textiles by William Morris, posters by Alphonse Mucha, Tiffany glass, silver, and ceramics from the Art Museum’s permanent collection will accompany the jewelry.
(Exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).
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PHOTOGRAPHIES of ART NOUVEAU ARCHITECTURE
"Architecture in Photography - Art Nouveau"
The Tivoli Park, Jakopic promenade - Ljubljana - Slovenia
2008: Outdoor exhibition featuring 116 photographs of Ljubljana's Art Nouveau heritage. Photographic works by Miran Kambic, educated as an architect and specialized in architectural photography. His photographs are regularly published in specialist magazines home and abroad.
"Art Nouveau et Belle-Epoque"
Musée d'Ixelles - Brussels - Belgium
2008: Exhibition "Naturalism and Art Nouveau": retrospective on French Art Nouveau artist, Alexandre Charpentier (1856-1909: his creative and innovative artistic style irradiated in France and Belgium. Around 150 major art works, sculptures, decorative objects, drawings, paintings.
Exhibition on "Posters by Toulouse-Lautrec": the whole collection of the Museum: around 30 lithographies by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, one of the most creative and representative artist of the French Belle-Epoque.
Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain (MAMAC) - Liege - Belgium
2008: in the frame of the "Biennale Design Liege 2008" a retrospective of the main works of Belgian Art Nouveau architect-designer Gustave Serrurier-Bovy (1858-1910): forerunner of the Art Nouveau Style and Modernism in Belgium, he was one of the most representative designer of the Art Nouveau Style in Belgium.
Exhibition "Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry"
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2008: Exhibition of around 120 Jewelry works by the most representative designers and artists of Art Nouveau jewelry. Highly skilled in traditional jewelry techniques, these Art Nouveau artists were inspired by the work of the Pre-Raphaelites, by the paintings and poetry of the Symbolism movement. They represented and interpreted astonishing natural floral motives such as orchids or lilies and impressive dragonflies and butterflies.
Exclusive works of art by René Lalique (1860-1945), Georges Fouquet (1862-1957), Eugène Feuillâtre (1870-1916), and Lucien Gaillard (1861-1933): jewelry as well as paintings, sculpture, prints, posters, textiles, and decorative arts from the period.
Exhibition "The Alonso collection: from Art Nouveau to Studio Glass Movement"
Gent Design Museum
2008: The exhibition presented the "Alonso collection": varied artworks and glass works, from Art Nouveau (around 1890) to Studio Glass Movement (1990).
Exclusive ART NOUVEAU EXHIBITION in Amsterdam
"Art Nouveau under the last Tsars"
the Art Nouveau collection from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg
The Hermitage Amsterdam Museum
2008: Exclusive exhibition of the exceptional Art Nouveau collection from the Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia. Major works and gifts to the last Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II made by the glassmakers Emile Gallé and the Daum brothers as well as Art Nouveau style works by René Lalique and Carl Fabergé.
EXHIBITION ON THE PRE-RAPHAELITES
"Escape into beauty: the Pre-Raphaelites and Dutch artists around 1900"
Museum Mesdag - The Hague - Netherlands
2008: Exhibition on the influence of the English « Pre-Raphaelites » upon Dutch artists around 1900, at the hights of the Art and Crafts movement: drawings and paintings of Dutch painter Matthijs Maris and other artists who worked under the influence of Maris and of the English Preraphaelites. In the Netherlands this current was mostly influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement of William Morris.
Exhibition on French Art Nouveau artist
"Alexandre Charpentier, Naturalism and Art Nouveau"
Musee d'Orsay - Paris (France)
2008: Exclusive exhibition on French Art Nouveau artist: Alexandre Charpentier (1856-1909), contemporary of other famous artists, such as Emile Gallé.
* 2007 *
Exhibition on Art Nouveau Architecture in Brussels - Belgium
"Vienne - Bruxelles"
Musée d'Architecture - La Loge
"Vienne - Bruxelles"
2007: Exclusive exhibition on the Viennese Art Nouveau movement, « Wiener Secession », wich influenced, by its innovative and more geometrical art nouveau style, notorious Belgian artists and architects from the end of the 19th century throughout modernity. Landmark of this exhibition and focus point of the extraordinary relationship between Viennese artists and Brussels, is the astonishing "Palais Stoclet" with its variations and infinite beauty of Secession style details: it was built from 1905 to 1911 for the Belgian engeneer Adolphe Stoclet by Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann and decorated by Wiener Werkstaette artists and by Gustav Klimt.
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ART NOUVEAU BIENNAL EVENT
Creativity and influences in Europe
of Brussels Art Nouveau
4th edition of "Biennale Art Nouveau" in Brussels
4 Week-ends in October 2007
2007: the Art Nouveau Style, its origins and its influences as artistic cross-road of European Art Nouveau.
Brussels, the "Capital of Europe and of Art Nouveau" and its architectural masterpieces and enjoy original events, guided visits of their magnificent interiors as well as walking, byke and bus guided tours organised by the association "Voir et Dire Bruxelles".
Dates et themes:
6 - 7 October: At the origines of Art Nouveau, Saint - Gilles and Louise area.
13 - 14 October: The growth of Art Nouveau, Schaerbeek and Brussels Nord area
20 - 21 October: Creativity of Art Nouveau, Etterbeek, Etangs d'Ixelles and the Squares areas
27 - 28 October: The multiple facets of Art Nouveau, City center, Marolles and Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
Info and rates:
Voir et Dire Bruxelles
120 rue de l'Hôtel des Monnaies B - 1060 Brussels - Belgium T. +32(0)253 46 80
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Exhibition on Art Nouveau Glass Works:
"Emile Gallé and Glass Works of the Art Nouveau"
POLA MUSEUM of ART - Japan -
2007: Exhibition on Art Nouveau glass works and on Emile Gallé, the famous French Art Nouveau glass designer. Around 17O masterpieces featuring the museum's collection of glassware, works by Emile Gallé, Daum brothers and Louis C. Tiffany.
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Exhibition on Czech Art Nouveau:
The Bethlehem Chapel Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.
2007: Exhibition on the works of Czech artists, in the period early 1890s and 1910 during the Czech Secession. The exhibition featured mainly Alfons Mucha, the famous Czech painter, and in particular his decorative posters The Flowers and The Times of the Day and other posters he made while staying in the Czech Republic, as well as other Czech artists, such as Max Svabinsky, Frantisek Kupka or Vojtech Preissig.
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Exhibition on Art Nouveau Jewelry:
"René LALIQUE" - Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, France
2007: The Musée du Luxembourg, in Paris, presented an exceptional exhibition on René Lalique , the famous French Art Nouveau jeweler, perfume bottles designer and glass artist. Faboulosly innovative artist of the end of 20th century, René Lalique (1860-1945), was the inventor of the "modern jewelry" and the creator of the most fabulous works of art of Art Nouveau Jewelry. Exhibition of around 150 masterpieces (jewelry, glassware, photographies, paintings, drawings) made between 1880 and 1910 by Lalique and his contemporary fellow artists.
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Exhibition on American Art Nouveau:
"Louis Comfort TIFFANY and Laurelton Hall - An Artist's Country Estate"
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
2006-2007: Exhibition on
Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933), the famous American Art Nouveau artist and "Laurelton Hall", his country estate in Oyster Bay, New York, which he created around 1905.
Laurelton Hall was his "total art project" and Louis Comfort Tiffany designed all the architectural elements and interior design and furniture of the house as well as the gardens.
The exhibition presents architectural elements and interior features which survived the house tragic destruction in 1957 as well as Tiffany's personal collections of his own works: stained glass, paintings, ceramics, vases and art ware from his own collections Japanese, Chinese, and Native American works of art.
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Exhibition on French Art Nouveau and "L'École de Nancy":
"Le Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy dévoile ses réserves"
- Oeuvres méconnues ou inédites -
Galeries Poirel, Nancy, France
2007: For the first time since its opening in 1964, the Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy presented to the public some unknown or never exhibited artworks from its museum reserves. Exhibition of original decorative objects created during the Art Nouveau movement, "L'École de Nancy": furniture, glass and stained-glass, ceramics, textiles, graphical arts, architectural elements, paintings and sculptures. More than 180 art pieces created by famous artists most representative of L'École de Nancy, such as Gallé, Majorelle, Daum as well as of Art Nouveau, such as Grasset et Toulouse-Lautrec.
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Exhibition on Jewelry and Art Nouveau:
"Louis, Philippe & Marcel WOLFERS - MASTERS IN SILVER"
Design Museum, Gent, Belgium
2007: A retrospective of the works of the famous Wolfers jewelry company, Wolfers Fréres, from the beginning of the XX century. The main creator was Philippe Wolfers and the exhibition enhances also the works of the other Wolfers brothers and of other artists who worked in association with this firm. Exceptional jewelry, sculptures, vase and great masterpieces in silver to be seen at the Design Museum in Gent.
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Exhibition on Jugendstil:
"Vom Reformkleid zur Champagnerschale - 10 Jahre Jugendstil-Erwerbungen"
Mathildenhöhe Museum Künstlerkolonie, Darmstadt, Germany
2007: Exhibition of about 60 masterpieces of Jugendstils artworks from the Künstlerkolonie of Darmstadt.
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* 2006 *
Exhibition on Art Nouveau - Liège, Belgium
"Alphonse MUCHA and ART NOUVEAU"
Museum of Modern Art, Liège
11.2006 - 1.2007
A retrospective of more than 200 masterpieces of famous Art Nouveau artist and graphic designer, Alphonse MUCHA, with most of his brilliant works: lithographies, acquarels, jewellery, photos, paintings and pastel drawings, from the Fondation Mucha private collection.
The treasures of Art Nouveau of the the Museum's permanent collection echoes Alphonse Mucha's exhibition: Gustave Serrurier-Bovy's furniture, works of Mucha fellow artists, such as Gauguin, Rodin, Fernand Khnopff, Théo Van Rysselberghe and Alfred Stevens.
Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain de Liège (MAMAC)
Parc de la Boverie 3 - 4020 Liège - Belgium, T. +32 (0) 4 343 04 03
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Exhibition 20 Masterpieces of Art Nouveau - Brussels, Belgium"
"Collection GILLION CROWET"
Musée des Beaux-Arts Brussels
12.2006 - 1.2007
Exceptional exhibition of 20 masterpieces of Art Nouveau, selected among the fabulous "Gillion Crowet Collection": Gallé and Daum vases, Horta, Majorelle furniture, Delville, Mellery, Khnopff paintings and the sculptures in glass, marble or bronze of Cros, Wolfers, Gallé, Mucha.
In 2008, the complete GILLION CROWET donation, including 300 masterpieces mainly in Art Nouveau style, will be exhibited in the 19th century section of the Musée (renovated for the occasion).
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Place Royale 1-2,1000 Brussels, T. +32 (0)2.508.33.33
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Exhibition on Art Nouveau in Brussels, Belgium
"YEARNING FOR BEAUTY"
THE WIENER WERKSTATTE AND THE STOCLET HOUSE
Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR)
17.2.2006 - 28.5.2006
The Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, BOZAR, presented the exhibition together with the MAK from Vienna, dedicated to the Wiener Werkstätte, the Viennese Workshop of the decorative arts. Over a thousand of authentic and original pieces from all over the world offer visitors a chronological vision of the 30 years (1903-1932) of activity and creation by this Jugendstil movement of art and handicrafts.
While presenting its ideology and its artistic program, this unique exhibition opens a dialogue with similar international models, both past and present and the "Stoclet House" is virtually placed in the ideal centre of it.
The finest example of a total work of art produced by the creativity and the marvelous works of the Wiener Werkstätte and its Art Nouveau artists, Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser and Gustav Klimt, is unquestionably the Palais Stoclet in Brussels, the most remarkable collective work of international Art Nouveau.
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"L'ART NOUVEAU - LA MAISON BING"
Ehibition on Art Nouveau
17.03.2006 - 23.07.2006 - Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
In 2006, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Brussels organized a large-scale exhibition on the origins of Art Nouveau in France, seen through the eyes of the art dealer and collector
Siegfried BING (1838-1905).
His vision and goal was to promote a modern style by bringing together the visual and the applied arts in innovative interiors with a contemporary design. The name of this art galery "l'Art Nouveau", created in Paris in 1895, gave name and international fame to the most important european Art Movement around 1900.
"EXPO BING" : details on ehibition, catalogues and visits: www.expo-bing.be
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