Art Nouveau Architecture
Gallery One

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Front elevation of the Art Nouveau style Emile Tassel House, showing neighboring townhouses. House is in center of picture. Front elevation of the Art Nouveau style Emile Tassel House. Classical exterior only provides a few subtle hints of the exuberant spaces inside. Interior view of the incredibly elegant Art Nouveau main stairway and entry hall of the Emile Tassel House. Original photo from David Dernie and Alastair Carew Cox's handsome book, "Victor Horta" Front elevation of the Art Nouveau style Maison Horta and Atelier (now the Horta Museum). House is on left and studio is on right. From an early 1980's Horta Museum postcard.
V. Horta, Hôtel
Tassel, 1893-97
Brussels, Belgium
An Art Nouveau style staircase, looking down from top, in the Maison Horta (now the Horta Museum). From an early 1980's Horta Museum postcard.
Victor Horta, Hôtel
Tassel, 1893-97
Brussels, Belgium
Victor Horta, Hôtel
Tassel, 1893-97
Brussels, Belgium
V. Horta House &
Studio, 1898-1901
Brussels, Belgium
Base of the sophisticated Art Nouveau staircase in the Maison Horta (now the Horta Museum). From an early 1980's Horta Museum postcard. Mirror, skylight, and delicate supports at top of an Art Nouveau staircase in the Maison Horta (now the Horta Museum). Original photo from David Dernie and Alastair Carew Cox's handsome book, "Victor Horta" Front elevation of the Ernest Solvay house. Horta's Art Nouveau style exteriors were always considerably more restrained than his interiors.
V. Horta House
1898-1901
Brussels, Belgium
Front elevation of an almost Beaux Arts style town house.  The Hôtel Max Hallet is an example of Horta's more austere later style.
V. Horta, Hôtel
Hallet, 1903-05
Brussels, Belgium
Victor Horta
House, 1898-1901
Brussels, Belgium
Victor Horta
House, 1898-1901
Brussels, Belgium
Victor Horta, Hôtel
Solvay, 1894-1903
Brussels, Belgium

"The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture."

- Salvador Dali, quoted in Saranne Alexandrian's Surrealist Art, ch. 10., 1969.


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