Secrets d'ateliers, l'ornement Art nouveau


The only thing that is urgent is the decor. Pierre Loti In the spring of 2020, the Horta Museum will plunge into the very heart of the creation of artists and architects at the end of the 19th century. The museum will exhibit more than 80 drawings (61 of which are unpublished): works by William Morris, Henry van de Velde, Josef Hoffmann, Charles R. Mackintosh... These will be designs of fabrics and wallpapers which will compose a large fresco - almost a herbarium - of motifs and ornaments. All the stages will be illustrated: from the first stroke of the pencil to the final work. On this occasion, the Horta Museum will definitively open Victor Horta's workshop for designers to the public. This will be an opportunity to present 60 hardware and casts that will allow visitors to understand both his treatment of ornaments and his way of working. A space patiently restored and fitted out to plunge into the heart of the Art Nouveau master's workshop! IN SHORT: - 80 drawings and projects, 61 of which are unpublished; - 9 major creators of European Art Nouveau and modernity at the turn of the century: Victor Horta, Paul Hankar, Henry Van de Velde, William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Hector Guimard, Maurice Denis, Josef Hoffmann; - Works from all over Europe: Trondheim (Kunstindustrimuseum), London (Victoria & Albert Museum), Paris (Bibliothèque Forney) and Brussels (Musée Art et Histoire, CIVA); - 60 years of creation in 80 works in a large chronological and thematic fresco (1860-1920); - 2 styles: iconic Art nouveau (William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh...) and everyday Art nouveau (anonymous projects); - 4 styles to cover all the Art Nouveau trends: Eclecticism, nature, stylisation and geometry; - A dive as close as possible to the creative act of these architects and designers.
Date event : 02-07 > 27-09 Opening hours: Tuesday > Friday : 2-5:30pm - Saturday & Sunday : 11am-5:30pm Tel: + 32 2 543 04 90 address: Rue Américaine 27 1060 Saint-Gilles Website: