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Le musée Lalique raconte en 2015 l’histoire verrière de cette région, histoire qui a incité René Lalique à construire une manufacture à Wingen-sur-Moder en 1921. A travers des objets archéologiques, mais également des objets d’art, des tableaux, des plans… l’exposition Le verre au quotidien retrace cette épopée, s’intéressant tant à la question des techniques que des usages et rappelant comment le verre est devenu omniprésent dans notre quotidien.
Organised by the Réseau Art Nouveau Network in the framework of the European project "Art Nouveau & Ecology" (2010-2015) supported by the Culture 2007-2013 programme of the European Commission, the exhibition comprises two identical concurrent exhibitions and has begun its journey to all partner cities in October 2013.
After Milan, the exhibition The Nature of Art Nouveau will be presented in La Habana at the Palacio del Segundo Cabo (Cultural Space La Habana-Europe) from 3 to 31 July 2015.
It reveals the role that nature had in the Art Nouveau and how much the nature was the source of inspiration for the artists at the turn of 19th to 20th century.
Conceived by Catalan art historian Teresa-M. Sala, The Nature of Art Nouveau is an exhibition based on both encyclopedic information and individual experimentation.
Using photographs and documents, together with a dynamic scenography created by Antoni Garau, it offers a concise view of Art Nouveau yet also aims to bring vividly to life the “perfumes, sounds and hues” of the natural world.
This exhibition is free.
This major exhibition in celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of the famous Art Nouveau architect Maks Fabiani gives an overview of the architect's oeuvre and presents the works he created in Vienna, Ljubljana, and Trieste.
Maks Fabiani (1865–1962) was a collaborator of the Viennese architect Otto Wagner and one of the originators of the Viennese Secession. After the devastating Ljubljana earthquake of 1895, he created a new conceptual solution for the urban redevelopment of Ljubljana, which later provided a basis for the famous architect Jože Plečnik to develop his own vision of the city.
In Vienna, Fabiani designed three palatial buildings that were considered to be among the most famous architectural works of the early 20th century, the best-known being the Urania, a magnificent multipurpose building with an observatory built between 1909 and 1910. In Italy, Fabiani designed the National Halls (Narodni dom) in Trieste and the House of Trade (Trgovski dom) in Gorizia, both cultural and business centres used by the local Slovenian community.
Maks Fabiani, whose 150th birth anniversary is celebrated in Ljubljana this year, was a renowned member of the Austrian Art Nouveau movement, known as the Viennese Secession. He was also the architect whose conceptual solution for the urban development of Ljubljana was later built upon by Jože Plečnik.
Fabiani left a significant legacy in a number of European cities, but the most profound was definitely the mark he left on Ljubljana as after the Ljubljana earthquake of 1895 he developed, on his own initiative and free of charge, a large-scale urban plan for the city.
Supported by Ljubljana's progressive mayor Ivan Hribar, Fabiani prepared not only the regulatory plan for the redevelopment of Ljubljana, but also architectural plans for a large number of modern new buildings. Today, the central point of his Art Nouveau Ljubljana is considered to be the Miklošič Park area, completed in 1908 and originally named Slovenian Square.
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
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