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Art Nouveau in the Netherlands

Gemeentemuseum den Haag


Many artists and designers were seeking new styles and forms of expression in around 1900. After a century of styles that quoted the past, a new stylistic language was emerging, based on fluid lines and organic decorative motifs. In the Netherlands, art nouveau was imbued with a desire to innovate, a sense of idealism – and a quest for authenticity that set it apart from its French and Belgian equivalents. In this interdisciplinary exhibition, the Gemeentemuseum presents some 350 examples of decorative arts objects, including posters, ceramics, metalwork, furniture and complete interiors by Karel de Bazel and H.P. BerlageFind out more about the Art Nouveau exhibition from the Gemeentemuseum’s website. 

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Mantle clock, Chris Wegerif

Mantle clock (1900), Chris Wegerif. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Tea Cozy, Bertha Bake

Tea Cozy (c. 1910), Bertha Bake. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Flower Queen, threefold room divider, Carel Wirtz

Flower Queen (1902), Carel Wirtz Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Plate, Jan Willem Mijnlieff

Plate (c. 1900), Jan Willem Mijnlieff. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

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