Joseph Maria Olbrich, Secession Building, 1897, Vienna (Austria) ©UitlegMetVideo


JULY 2020

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Dear Art Nouveau lovers,

We are happy to be back here and to share always more Art nouveau news with you !
It's been a long time since our last newsletter in June 2019. During this past year, we prepared and celebrated our 20th anniversary and we have been working on our brand new website !

The highlight of this anniversary year, an international symposium dedicated to the theme "The interiors of Art nouveau period : analyse, restore, make accessible" was organised in Brussels by RANN in partnership with, the CIVA and the Horta Museum on 29 and 30 November 2019. We had the pleasure of welcoming a large and international audience, a great success for our 20th anniversary!
The proceedings will be published shortly and available in free access for the public in digital version on our website, stay tuned. They will be officially presented at our next General Assembly in Nancy in November. In the meantime, don't miss the videos of the speeches in free access on our YouTube channel!

Our website has been fully redesigned! Discover our institutional members and now also our individual members. Become a member and exchange with our entire Art Nouveau community thanks to the discussion forums. The site is also a fabulous research and information tool thanks to our various databases.

Finally, in recent months, the various sectors of culture, research, and education have been slowed down, if not halted, and the Réseau Art Nouveau Network and its members have been no exception. However, they have vied with each other in creativity and ingenuity to keep Art Nouveau alive through various activities. Enjoy this summer!

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2020 World Art Nouveau Day: awards of the RANN’s Photo contest

2020 World Art Nouveau Day: awards of the RANN’s Photo contest
On 10 June, we celebrated the World Art Nouveau Day!
Discover the winners of our photo contest dedicated to My Art Nouveau Archives!
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Throwback to the Symposium The interiors of Art nouveau period : analyse, restore, make accessible held in Brussels in November 2019

tHROWBACK tO THE Symposium "The interiors of Art nouveau period : analyse, restore, make accessible" HELD IN Brussels IN noVEMBER 2019
The symposium "The interiors of the Art Nouveau period interiors: analyse, restore, make accessible" was a real success!
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Inside Art Nouveau: A website to discover Art nouveau interiors in Brussels

Masked ball, mezzanine landing (old photo) © Archives du Musée Horta, Saint-Gilles. All rights reserved.
What is behind the Brussels Art Nouveau façades? Are there any original interiors? Is the interior decor as beautiful as the facade?
Designed to be viewed on all types of devices, Inside Art Nouveau will allow visitors, whether facing a building or installed comfortably behind their screen at home, to discover inaccessible Brussels Art Nouveau interiors to the general public thanks to documents as diverse as plans, photographs or old or contemporary postcards.
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Contribute to the Villa Fruhinsholz's restoration in Nancy

Contribute to the VILLA FRUHINSHOLZ's restoration in nancy
The Villa Fruhinsholz needs you!
Built by Léon Cayotte in 1908-1910, the house needs a restoration: currently the condition of the frame and stained glass are of concern.
The owners launched a call for donations in order to preserve this Nancy Art Nouveau gem.
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The City of Terrassa proposes to rediscover its rich heritage through guided tours all along July!
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Musée de l'École de Nancy : summer programme

musée de l'école de nancy : summer programme
Discover the summer programme of the Musée de l'École de Nancy!
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Reopening of the Cauchie House in Brussels

Reopening of the cauchie house
The Cauchie House welcomes visitors again from 18 July!
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BANAD - Autumn Edition in Brussels

BANAD - AUtumn edition
The Brussels Art Nouveau & Art Deco Festival was reported for an autumn edition from 28 September to 4 October !
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Festival Artonov in Brussels

Festival Artonov
The sixth edition of the Festival Artonov will be held from 4 to 11 October in Brussels!
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Secrets of the studios: opening of the drawing studio at the Horta Museum in Brussels

Inside the cast studio, Horta Museum. Copyright Bastin & Evrard
The Horta Museum opens to the public the former studio of Victor Horta's draughtmen.
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The Art Nouveau ornament at the Horta Museum in Brussels

Fabric project, 1904. Brussels, private collection ©Mabell Syrett
The Horta Museum unveils a new exhibition devoted to ornament. Entitled "The Art Nouveau ornament", it presents a selection whose objective is to show a representative selection of the creations of major artists of European Art Nouveau such as William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Hector Guimard, Morris Denis and Josef Hoffmann.
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Vase in Art Nouveau at the Riga Art Nouveau Center

Vase in art nouveau at riga art nouveau center
Discover the new exhibition of the Riga Art Nouveau Center dedicated to Vase in Art Nouveau!
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Armand Rassenfosse (1862 - 1934). A so special drawing at the Artistic Heritage Association in Brussels

Modesty is at the heart of Rassenfosse's work, which explored all its facets, nuances and limits, with extraordinary consistency and continuity. This attitude makes him an artist out of time, entirely given over to a carnal passion, very controlled, subtle, showing himself to be full of restraint, as if to make it last, without wanting to exhaust it by the slightest excess.
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Bentwood and beyond - Thonet and modern furniture design at MAK in Vienna

Josef Hoffmann, Chaise longue, Model no. 670 “Sitting Machine”, Vienna, ca.1905 ©MAK, Georg Mayer
To commemorate Thonet’s 200th anniversary, the MAK is presenting a major exhibition on modern furniture, in which the signature bentwood furniture of the world famous company is placed in the context of contemporary technological, typological, aesthetic, and historical developments. Thonet’s bentwood chairs are compared with chairs made of tubular steel and plastic as well as with classic office chairs and avant-garde furniture experiments.
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Otto Prutscher - Universal designer of Viennese Modernism at MAK in Vienna

Otto Prutscher portrait © Archivio Famiglia Otto Prutscher, Milan
Otto Prutscher (1880–1949) was an architect and designer, an exhibition designer, teacher, and member of all the important arts and crafts movements—from the Secession to the Werkbund.
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Villa Majorelle: new educational resources

Prezzi Villa Majorelle
Set of mediation tools developed to offer a visit accessible to all visitors to the Villa Majorelle.
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Victor Horta's Maison du peuple: three-dimensional reconstitution at the Horta Museum in Brussels

View of the Matteoti room, Maison du Peuple ©Laboratoire Alice - La Cambre-Horta & Musée Horta
In a partnership bringing together the museological and academic worlds, the Museum has been working with the Laboratoire Alice at ULB’s La Cambre-Horta Faculty of Architecture, alongside professors Denis Derycke and Michel Provoost and their students. This collaboration, begun in 2015, will come to fruition in December 2019 with the unveiling of a partial 3D reconstruction of the Maison du Peuple.
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Belgian Art Nouveau : Vision, Design & Craft. First volume in Brussels

Belgian Art Nouveau : Vision, Design & Craft ©Belgian Art Nouveau Belge, Musée Horta
Promoted by the Horta Museum Editions, the collector Jonathan Mangelinckx and the art historian Borys Delobbe (UCLouvain), the series "Belgian Art Nouveau: Vision, Design & Craft" intends to renew our understanding of the different looks that have crossed in Belgium in the struggle for a new aesthetic in applied arts at the turn of the 19th century.
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Wanted : Archives pictures of Art Nouveau interiors in Brussels!

Wanted : Archives pictures of Art Nouveau interiors in Brussels!
You are an owner of an Art Nouveau building in Brussels or Art Nouveau lover and you have archives pictures/contemporary pictures of interiors of Art Nouveau buildings in Brussels?
Collaborate to the Inside Art Nouveau website!
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