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Art Nouveau / Art Deco
An impressive bas relief by Jef Lambeaux (1852 - 1908): "Human Passions" in 17 blocks of Carrera marble...
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.
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.
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.
Van de Velde was trained as painter, but developed further as an architect, interior designer, designer, teacher and artistic adviser. He left an impressive oeuvre and built up an international career, boasting a great number of creations in Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands and France...