©Silvia Cappellari
  • Temporary exhibition


Van de Velde,
& Co

Art nouveau. A style? More like a state of mind, and an insatiable faith in modernity.

In 1900, while the industrial revolution was at its peak, Brussels was the experimentation field of a subversive style. 

While Victor Horta addressed himself to a wealthy clientele, Paul Hankar, Henry van de Velde and Gustave Serrurier-Bovy worked together to invent a modern way of life that was more simple and uncluttered, with the aim of spreading it widely. Through this committed approach, they wanted to be pioneers of change and to establish the foundations of a first modernity. 

For its first exhibition, the Maison Hannon presents Belgian Art Nouveau in all its diversity, through a wide range of art pieces from public and private collections, many of which have never been seen before.


Curators : Werner Adriaenssens - VUB, Grégory Van Aelbrouck - Maison Hannon


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