Maison Horta & Art Nouveau, Brussels
The Art nouveau style is much present in Brussels (refer to Art Nouveau by ptitetoile for an overview). In 2005, Art Nouveau receives a special attention called Brussels 2005, Art Nouveau.
"L’Art Nouveau au quotidien" is an exhibition that will present objects and pictures (private and public places) related to the Art Nouveau style.
From May12 till July17 2005
Autrique's house is the first private house of Architect Victor Horta (designed in 1893 for his friend Eugène Autrique, Engineer of Solvay) and contains important elements of Art Nouveau style.
The house was recently restored according to the project of comics creators ("Les Cités Obscures", 1980) François Schuiten (son of two architects) and Benoît Peters. Their objective is to honour house architecture while opening to the imaginary world. Since December 2004, the house is opened for visits, conference, dinner, ...
More generally, 2005 was declared year of Art Nouveau. Have a look at the ptitetoile's Art Nouveau travelogue to have an overview of Art Nouveau in Brussels.
Visits from Wednesday to Sunday 12am-6pm
This bar-restaurant is called De Ultieme Hallucinatie. This 150 years old huilding facade doesn't unfortunatelly give all the credit it really desserves because the interior is absolutely beautiful, all designed by Paul Hamesse in the Art Nouveau. Highly recommend to go there if you like that style.
Brussel is rich in Art Nouveau ('new art')architecture. Belgian architects like Victor Horta and Henri van de Velde were among the most prominent architects of the style. Especially Horta built many buildings in the city, mostly in southern neighbourhoods like St. Gillis, which is where you can find and visit his former house. Closer to the centre is this former kindergarten. He also designed the central railwaystation, but that can hardly be called Art Nouveau.
This is a religious belief. They believe that when you pay attention, hold and touch this and make any wish...who knows, it would come true!
This can be found at the Grand Place right beside the Town Hall building, near the street and on the passage way. I've been passing here many times but never realized to make any wish.
The maison Horta is a stunning place to wander around, and at only 5 euro, very well priced.
I'm not going to say much more about it, as others have altready done that, and the museum website is very good as well.
My tip here is after visiting the museum have a wander around the area using your ticket (which has a small map printed on it) as a guide to check out half a dozen or so other art Nouveau buildings.
The surrounding area is quite upmarket and has a number of crafty shops here and there.
The founder of the Art Nouveau movement designed and lived in an exquisite home in Brussels. The staircase and light fixtures were all wild with brass and copper tendrils. Very unique. All art lovers will enjoy.
This is museum
Horta. Victor Horta was an outstanding architect of modern style (art
nouveau). He decided to build his own house in Bruxelles all in modern style...well...it
doesn't happen everyday to have a real masterpiece as house :)...you should see the interiors: they are just unbelievable!
We discovered this clock against one of the buildings, but I have no idea which building or what the clock is called. It is however really beautiful.
This Building just south of the Konningsplein is one of Brussel's finest examples of Art Noveau design
More info in my travelogues 'Art Nouveau in Brussels'.
Art Nouveau house and atelier of Victor Horta, now a museum of Art Nouveau.
Really worth a visit!
(Espace photographique contretyp)
Art Nouveau house.
More info in the travelogues of 'Art Nouveau in Brussels'
Another modern style house...look
at this door!