The fluid organic lines of Art Nouveau surround this doorway from Prague. At the turn of the 20th century this sensual style was sweeping through Europe from Brussels to Paris, London to Spain and then across the Atlantic to North America and Canada. This well worked example shows the excitement and energy of the period.
Art Nouveau can be traced right back into the swirls and decoration of medieval manuscripts, a style revived and exploited by England's William Morris and then carried into wonderful architectural excess by Victor Horta of Belgium and Hector Guimard who designed the Parisian metros
Praha Hotel Central
Dimensions: 6"w x 8.5"h x 2.5"d