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.
The Horta Museum – Saint-Gilles 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.
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.
On 10 June, do not miss the eighth edition of the World Art Nouveau Day dedicated this year to the topic the Art Nouveau stained-glasses !
This year’s RANN World Art Nouveau Day Photo Contest is dedicated to My Art Nouveau Archives. Although current circumstances force us to stay at home, let’s keep Art Nouveau alive together! Go to your albums, memory boxes and hard disks to unearth your photographic treasures, whether they represent a building, furniture, textiles, or Art Nouveau objects. Share them with the RANN community and tell us, in a few lines, why the subject of your photograph is important to you, why you recommend it to us, and give us your best tips to discover it!
The 2020 edition of World Art Nouveau Day will give us the opportunity to travel with your photos and dream about our future Art Nouveau destinations!