Czech Republic

During the Art Nouveau period, Czech Republic was part of the Austrian Hungarian empire. The dominant people in this empire was the austrians and therefore in Bohemia raised a strong will for independence. In Arts too, Czech people wanted to be at the top but with a "proper" way of doing it. These questions of modernity and national Art are shared accross every Art Nouveau movement.

Lot's of historical Bohemian glass factories used Art Nouveau to address new markets and respond to the new taste. The most well known is the Loetz company which created very specific type of glass. One the right, glasses from an unknown factory.

Visit Art Nouveau in Northern Bohemia by Martin Turcan

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