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Until Sun 27 September

Secrets of the workshop, Art Nouveau decoration

Decorative art
Museum Horta
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Secrets d’ateliers, l’ornement Art nouveau Victoria and Albert Museum, London


the Horta Museum immerses itself in the creative processes of late 19th century artists and architects. It will exhibit over 80 drawings (61 of them previously unpublished) by designers such as William Morris, Henry van de Velde, Josef Hoffmann, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The works in question, all designs for fabric or wallpaper, will be displayed as a large fresco—a kind of herbarium—of motifs and decorative ornaments. Every stage of the creative process will be illustrated, from the first pencil-stroke to the finished work.
At the same time, the room originally occupied by Horta’s team of draughtsmen will be opened up permanently to the public, providing the perfect opportunity for a display of metalwork and casts, 60 in all, that give a sense both of Horta’s approach to ornament and of his method of working. Stepping into these painstakingly restored and adapted surroundings, visitors will find themselves at the very heart of the building that
was creative home to the master of Art Nouveau.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020 — Sunday, September 27, 2020


Museum Horta

rue Américaine, 25
1060 Saint-Gilles

T. +32 2 543 04 90

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Date and time

Monday Closed
Tuesday from 14:00 to 17:30
Wednesday from 14:00 to 17:30
Thursday from 14:00 to 17:30
Friday from 14:00 to 17:30
Saturday from 11:00 to 17:30
Sunday from 11:00 to 17:30


Normal: €10.00
Senior: €6.00
Jobseekers: €6.00
Children: €3.00
Young: €5.00




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