5 June - 24 October

Goddesses of Art Nouveau

  • Date 5 June - 24 October

The Allard Pierson, in partnership with two museums in Germany, is compiling an exhibition about the international art nouveau movement. Key features of this style, which held sway throughout Europe from 1890 to 1910, are flowing lines and floral motifs. Another characteristic is the frequent depiction of beautiful females. Many of them are divine figures taken from classical antiquity, Byzantine icons, medieval legends and contemporary muses.

In the exhibition “Goddesses of Art Nouveau“, this fascination for feminine beauty is further examined and placed in the context of social developments of the time.

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  • Date 5 June - 24 October

Letters of Art Nouveau