Victor Horta, like many architects at the turn of the century, wanted to eliminate the distinction between major and minor arts by creating immersive environments.
How Alphonse Mucha’s Smoking Designs Made Art Nouveau
His images of towering women and mind-bending vegetal forms, found many audiences through theater posters for Sarah Bernhardt and rolling papers.
All that Glitters Isn’t Gold — Sometimes It’s Silver from Tiffany’s
The Morgan Library and Museum continues to spotlight some of its glittering books beneath the revamped lighting in its historic 1906 McKim Building.
Art Deco Patterns of Beetles and Butterflies
Emile-Allain Séguy was enamored with the overlooked wonders of the natural world.
Art Nouveau’s Deep Sea Muse
Art Nouveau’s organic shapes surfaced thanks to some underwater inspiration.