Art nouveau architecture

Art nouveau, secession, jugendstil. The next stop of Bwagner Tours. Art was always part of the mankind, I think, this is, what really makes us different from animals. From early on, humans decorated their caves, their clothes, then called the greatest artists to build and decorate palaces and churches. But this is the era when - thanks to the industry - it moved into the homes of the common man. Companies, that even in our days work, made it happen. Thonet and Tiffany with their products, Moët et Chandon or Nestlé by ordering advertising posters fom Alphonse Mucha. It succesfully (re)shaped most cities of Europe.

A few examples from Vienna:

The Secession Building

Sezession Wien

The Otto Wagner House

Otto Wagner House, Wien

The church in the central cementery

Kirche am Zentralfriedhof, Wien

There are so much more... The Anker clock, the church Am Steinhof, the Majolika House next to the Otto Wagner House, The Otto Wagner Pavilon... I could go on forever.

Now, traveling East, there is another company bound to this era. Without Zsolnay, the Hungarian Art nouveau (or Alföld secession) would not exist. Besides china figures and tableware, Zsolnay produced literally everything. Water closets, masonry heaters, crucibles for apothecaries and tiles and rooftiles.

As you see, this was a bit different from the Viennese Jugendstil:

Budapest, Museum for applied arts:

Rooftiles in Budapest

Raichle Palace, home of the architect Ferenc Raichle in Subotica, Serbia

Raichle Palace, Szabadka

Synagogue in Subotica, Serbia

Synagogue in Szabadka

Photo credits: Bettina Wagner.

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Thank you, Lenutaidi!


Beautiful pictures!


Ongchangwei, thanks!


Very nice photo!!!


Thank you TheSlowWalkers, I dont know, what went wrong.


Amazing pictures!


Third time trying to comment.... Beautiful pictures and interesting tour around the countries.


Aurelielemoigne and Hel080808 thanks!


Thanks for showing us this cultural diversity. Great images!


It's very interresting and beautiful.

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