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Colorful Stained Glass in Black and White

Art Nouveau stained glass on archive photographs from the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts Budapest

The Budapest Museum of Applied Arts celebrated the 2020 World Art Nouveau Day by publishing the virtual exhibition Colorful stained glass in black and white.

Art Nouveau stained glass on archive photographs from the collection of the Budapest Museum of Applied Arts. With the thematic collection we would like to draw attention to the fascinating Art Nouveau stained glass available on archive photographs. Amongst them there are exhibition photos from the fin de siècle, where the stained glass can be part of an interior, window or decorative element of furniture. Often these archive photos are the only sources since the artworks themselves vanished or disappeared. Despite their black and white color, the photographs imply the rich colors of the original and testify the characteristics of different endeavours of Art Nouveau. The way they fit into the interiors is a proof of the spirit of Gesamtkunstwerk as well.

Google Art Project

The Google Art Project is an initiative of the Google Cultural Institute, providing an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in partner museums. The project was launched on 1 February 2011 by Google, and the Museum of Applied Arts, along with several other Hungarian museums joined the project.

Since March 2013, over 100 works from the collection can be studied in high resolution. The Museum View function has also been enabled, allowing visitors to look around inside this wonderful Art Nouveau palace of Budapest, and to virtually visit the latest permanent exhibition taken place in the museum's main site on Üllői út. Currently, it is closed due to the renovation of the building.


Masters of Art Nouveau in the Collection of the Museum of Applied Arts Budapest

May 24, 2013 - January 4, 2015

The museum’s Art Nouveau collection is of great importance. The planned acquisition already started on the occasion of the Paris Universal Exposition 1889 and reached its summit at the Paris Universal Exposition 1900.

The exhibition represents the technological and artistic innovations of the heyday of Secessionism with outstanding artefacts from the period between the Paris Universal Exposition 1889 and the Turin Universal Exposition of Decorative Art 1911 and shows influences among the different artistic fields and among the artists from different nationalities. A 360 degree virtual tour of the exhibition can be accessed via this link (Flash player is needed).

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