Budapest, a visit to the Museum of Art Nouveau

I always try and fit in at least one gallery or museum between wine tastings wherever we visit around the world, many are non mainstream such as the surrealist Museo Ralli in Marbella, The Slav Epic in Prague, Museo Cezar Manrique in Lanzarote, and the Native American Museum in Denver to name but a few. Today it’s the Budapest Museum of Art Nouveau, small but stuffed full of furniture and decor from that period. Only about £4 entrance fee for old gits like me, I’d covered all three floors in less than an hour and started to realise how much furniture I recognised as being in the house in which I  was born! A miners tied cottage of my grandfather, but stuffed full of items like those in the photos below. Well, well, well !

The House of Hungarian Art Nouveau (A Magyar Szecesszió Háza) is a museum dedicated entirely to the Hungarian Art Nouveau style. Everything from the building itself to the jewelry sold in the gift shop recalls the beginning of the 20th century, the time when Art Nouveau flourished in Hungary. The museum holds a unique collection of furniture, décor, paintings and other objects related to the Art Nouveau movement.

Commissioned by the Bedő family the house was built by architect Emil Vidor in 1903. Inspired by the famous Belgian architect Horta, Vidor combined Belgian Art Nouveau elements with traditional Hungarian design. The decorative elements used on the façade are from the Zsolnay factory. The House of Hungarian Art Nouveau (A Magyar Szecesszió Háza) is a museum dedicated entirely to the Hungarian Art Nouveau style. Everything from the building itself to the jewelry sold in the gift shop recalls the beginning of the 20th century, the time when Art Nouveau flourished in Hungary. The museum holds a unique collection of furniture, décor, paintings and other objects related to the Art Nouveau movement. Commissioned by the Bedő family the house was built by architect Emil Vidor in 1903. Inspired by the famous Belgian architect Horta, Vidor combined Belgian Art Nouveau elements with traditional Hungarian design. The decorative elements used on the façade are from the Zsolnay factory.



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2 replies

  1. Looks good. If you like Art Nouveau then I recommend the city of Riga!

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