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October 2015

Art Nouveau. The Great Utopian Vision

16 October, 2015
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Steintorplatz
Hamburg, 20099 Germany
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In its exhibition entitled “Art Nouveau. The Great Utopian Vision”, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG), accompanied by a newly designed presentation of its existing Art Nouveau Collection, retraces an era which produced so much more than whimsically playful ornamentation. Art Nouveau defined itself via reform movements, visions and Utopian dreams aimed at renewing society. The special exhibition throws light on this cultural and historical background and development, drawing together the ideas linking Karl Marx‘s “Das Kapital” and…

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April 2016

Alphonse Mucha: icon of Art Nouveau

15 April, 2016
Complesso del Vittoriano, Via San Pietro in Carcere
Roma, 00186
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Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939) was one of Europe's most renowned artists in the late 19th and early 20th century. Combining images of seductive women with innovative typographical compositions and layouts, he created highly original posters and gave birth to the new genre of visual art that blossomed in the Paris of the Belle Époque. The Mucha style soon came to indicate a whole range of graphic works and decorative objects that furnished the homes of art lovers in Paris and other…

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