Swirly Art Nouveau | Victor Horta

I woke up with some sorta 1950's tension headache and these swirls and muted colors seem so pleasing to the eye.  Unfortunately, decent photos of the Musée Horta are harder to come by and cameras aren't allowed inside, at least that's what I was told (could stand to work on my stealth photography with my next visit).

image | great archeology

image | Brian Pirie
image | unesco world heritage
image | andrew findlater

image | horta museum


One of my most favorite elements of Brussels: Art Nouveau architecture.   And it's everywhere.  You can also find amazing examples of Fascist, Art Deco, Brutalist, Bauhaus, and of course, Gothic and 16th Century.  Brussels isn't exactly known for anything more than maybe the home of the EU and some food stuff - but if you dabble in design or just like to look a grand and diverse collection of architecture, it's definitely worth a visit.

Victor Horta (1861-1947), Belgian Art Nouveau architect. 

See more of Horta *here*.


Jennifer said...

I've loved Horta's work since I first saw it back in the mists of time in my History of Architecture class in college. I still remember the professor telling us how he got some surreptitious shots with his SLR. He would signal his friend who would cough to cover the sound of the shutter clicking!

Karen @ BonjourBruxelles said...

Wow - I had no idea! His work is certainly iconic, but I always love a good back story.

Frank Zweegers said...

Beautiful pictures. Well taken.

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