Art Nouveau / Art Deco
In an age when neo-classical architecture was in full swing, Victor Horta’s question was to undermine existing conceptions and bring new talents to the fore. The Brussels scene quickly became a hive of frenzied activity thanks to the contributions made by the colleagues of this visionary, who included Hankar, Strauven, Blérot, the Delune brothers, Cauchie... and more than twenty others.
Culture/ Go out
The Horta Museum is established in the private house and studio of the famous architect, Victor Horta (1861 - 1947). Built between 1898 and 1901, the two buildings are characteristic of Art Nouveau at its peak.
Victor Horta was born in Ghent in 1861. His father, a skilled cobbler, passed on to him a liking for a job well done and the perseverance that made him a perfectionist, sometimes allowing himself only three hours of sleep a night.
In an attempt to satisfy the extremely high demand from the public, Voir et Dire Bruxelles are pleased to announce a programme of public guided tours on of three prestigious Art Nouveau townhouses.
Many itineraries lead to the discovery of all the Art Nouveau and Art Deco gems. Victor Horta, a pioneering architect, would confer acclaim to this artistic movement, along with other personalities such as Hankar, Cauchie, the Delune brothers, accompanied by some twenty of their colleagues.
Video about art-nouveau in Brussels
The Réseau Art Nouveau Network is a European coordination network, which brings together today many European cities around their magnificent Art nouveau heritage, in order to pursue an ambitious programme of study, protection and enhancer of Art nouveau.