Prague Art Nouveau Private 4 Hour Tour
Join us to see the Art Nouveau style typical of some parts of Prague, the tour can end in the museum of Alfons Mucha – one of founders of this floral style, he worked for Sarah Bernhardt in Paris.
Art Noveau, Jugendstil, Modern Style, Secession…all these terms are used to describe what was then new and last comprehensive style which emerged at the end of the 19th century. We recommend the driven tour, but it is possible also by walk combining it with the public transportation.
Tickets to attractions are not included in the tour price.
Art Noveau, Jugendstil, Modern Style, Secession…all these terms are used to describe what was then new and last comprehensive style which emerged at the end of the 19th century. It is a stylistic vortex embracing eclectic influences from which a brand new concept arose – on one hand, there is metal construction but on the other hand, there is an inspiration by nature and its soft curves. This contrast influenced both everyday life and artistic styles, it was expressed in the architecture, sculpture, painting, fashion, handicrafts or decorative art. Later on it progressed into cubism and modern art as such. Czech Secession was concentrated mainly in Prague.
The period from the last half of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century was full of hustle and bustle. There were technical developments that turned everything upside-down. On one hand the advancements proved to be of a significant help as they lightened peoples’ workload. On the other hand they caused civil disturbances (strikes, redundancies …). Additionally, everything that was happening was influenced by strong patriotism and increasing desire to enhance the Czech position within Austria-Hungary.
This was the time of many salons where personalities of Czech social life discussed questions of Czech learning, Czech language, prints and book propagation. Educated middle-classes followed all the news and discussed Czech issues with great interest in coffee houses.