Exhibitions

The Nature of Art Nouveau - Travelling exhibition, 2013-2015

The goal of the exhibition is to draw visitors into an original discovery of Art Nouveau and its relation with nature, showing the evolution of artistic work from the idea to final products in Art Nouveau style, thanks to a richly documented iconography.

The exhibition gives the general public and Art Nouveau lovers the opportunity to understand the role of nature in art, especially during the Art Nouveau period. Children can enjoy the exhibition as well, thanks to an activity book.
Entrance to the exhibition is free. 

The exhibition is divided into three sections:

  • The eye of an era, which examines artistic fascination with nature, with scientific discoveries in botany, zoology, oceanography, with evolutionary theories and technical inventions of microscope, photography and cinema.
  • Nature's studio which shows artistic experimentations with natural and artificial materials and new techniques to create new forms, inspired by nature: new line, ornaments and structures, patterns and symbols.
  • Artificial landscapes, which illustrate art nouveau interpretations of natural periods and elements – spring, earth, water, air, light, fire.

Dates of the travelling exhibition, developed in two facsimiles:
Facsimile 1

Helsinki, Helsinki City Museum 05.10.2013 - 16.02.2014 poster press release 
Alesund, Kunstmuseet KUBE 22.03.2014 - 10.05.2014 poster
Riga, St Peter's Church 10.06.2014 - 07.09.2014 poster press release
Barcelona, Museu del Disseny 09.10.2014 - 28.12.2014 poster 
Ljubljana, Narodni Muzej Slovenije 20.01.2015 - 19.04.2014

Facsimile 2
Bruxelles-Brussel, BIP 04.10.2013 - 01.12.2013 poster press release
Nancy, Palais du Gouvernement 20.12.2013 - 13.04.2014 poster press pack
Terrassa, Sala Muncunill 09.05.2014 - 13.07.2014 poster
Bad Nauheim, Galerie in der Trinkkuranlage 12.09.2014 - 26.10.2014 poster flyer press release
Aveiro, Galeria da Antiga Capitania do Porto 01.12.2014 - 27.02.2015 poster press release
Regione Lombardia
 
 

Catalogue of the exhibition in English-French, Dutch-French, Catalan, Catalan-Spanish, English-Latvian, German

 

 

Activity book in French, Dutch, Finnish, Catalan (3-5 years old children), Catalan (6-10 years old children), CatalanGerman 

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Responsible publisher: Arlette Verkruyssen, General Director,
Brussels Regional Public Service - Bruxelles Développement urbain (Brussels Urban Development),
CCN - Rue du Progrès 80, B. 1, 1035 Brussels - Belgium