The exhibition "The Nature of Art Nouveau" reveals the role that nature had in the Art Nouveau and how much the nature was the source of inspiration for the artists at the turn of 19th to 20th century.
The exhibition is in three parts:
· Eye of an Era examines artists´ fascination for nature, with scientific discoveries in the spheres of botany, zoology and oceanography, as well as developing evolutionary theory, and technical inventions such as the microscope, photography and film.
· Nature´s Studio shows artistic experiments using natural and artificial materials as well as fresh techniques for creating new forms inspired by nature: lines, ornaments and structures, motifs and symbols.
· The final section, Artificial landscapes, illustrates Art Nouveau interpretations of the seasons and natural elements: spring, earth, water, air, light, fire.
"The Nature of Art Nouveau" Organised by the Réseau Art Nouveau Network in the framework of the European project "Art Nouveau & Ecology" (2010-2015) and supported by the Culture 2007-2013 programme of the European Commission.
The exhibition comprises two identical concurrent exhibitions.