Art Nouveau Sidekicks – Art and Stuff…

In last week’s blog we gave you a sneak peek into the wonderful world of the Vienna ‘Naschmarkt’ to get your taste buttons going. This week we’ll give you some nutrition for your eyes. Within the Fine Arts a very specific time left its mark in Europe and Vienna, the stunning Art Noveau. The art Nouveau was popular between the 1890s until 1910 and was created by visionaries of art, applied art and architecture. Its focus was to combine functionality with beauty and it is well known for being inspired by curved forms, plants and flowers.

There are three famous architectural pieces of art situated right next to the ‘Naschmarkt‘ which are a must see for all the architect lovers and even if you are not the total architecture geek you can easily combine your trip to the market with having a good look at these true beauties… kind of like killing two birds with one stone ;).

Linke Wienzeile  

These two apartment buildings where built in 1898-1899 and where designed by the famous Austrian Architect Otto Wagner. The reason of them existing was Otto Wagner’s vision of building a magnificent boulevard between the ‘Karlskirche’ and the ‘Schönbrunn Palace’, which at the end was never realized, though the buildings he created is a great memorial for his never finished plans.


…simplicity with golden details in forms of plants and even woman’s faces and hair.


…also called ‘Majolikahaus’ due to the Majolika tiles used to decorate the façade. In oppose to No°38 this building is dominated by colours and floral details and patterns.

Secession – The ‘Krauthappl’

The ‘Vienna Secession’ was an art movement formed in 1897 by a group of 7 artists as a sign or revolution against the existing classical art institutions and followers. The building was designed by one of these artists called Joseph Maria Olbrich and was realized in 1897. The 7 artists included painters, architects and sculptures that used the building as room to exhibit their art. Also, Gustav Klimt (painting The Kiss) was part of the movement. The vision of the artists was far away from what people where used to back then and was not accepted by the traditionalists. That’s why it was mockingly called ‘Krauthappel’ (Cabbage Head) by the public, the reason being the golden dome designed in a plant inspired manner. The building is still used to exhibit and is open to the public to enjoy modern art.

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