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Art Nouveau Art and Architecture 15:44

Published by: Zoe (Rick Steves' Europe) | School: Rick Steves' Europe

A look at Art Nouveau art and architecture in Prague, Barcelona, Vienna, and Glasgow.

Notes to Viewers

Join Rick in Prague, and learn about Alfons Mucha, one of the founders of Art Nouveau, and his paintings that illustrate the struggles and triumph of the Slavic people.

Barcelona’s Modernisme is the Catalan take on Art Nouveau. The city’s Eixample district is an architectural showcase featuring the works of modernist architect Antoni Gaudí.

Vienna gave birth to its own curvaceous brand of art nouveau in the early 1900s – jugendstil. Belvedere Palace houses the Austrian gallery of 19th- and 20th-century art and features the paintings of Gustav Klimt (and Egon Schiele, a protégé of Klimt!).

Glasgow’s Tenement House offers a look at life in an early 20th century apartment. Join Rick on a visit to an Art Nouveau tea room designed by the great Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.