Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art invites virtual visitors to enjoy another “byte” in its fifth virtual exhibition, Art in Small Bytes 2.0, available online today. The museum returns to the earlier Art in Small Bytes concept to break down a vignette grouping of period objects and artworks into smaller pieces.
Art in Small Bytes 2.0 travels back in history to about 1900 with a closer look at the Majorelle Bed vignette from Art Nouveau Gallery 4, providing information and images of objects by designers such as Louis Majorelle and Tiffany Studios alongside impressionist works by Colorado artists.
Art Nouveau originated almost simultaneously in France, Belgium and England. Siegfried Bing gave the style its name when he opened a shop and gallery in Paris in December 1895 called Maison de L’Art Nouveau (House of New Art). Art Nouveau is distinguished by its graceful, curving designs mostly emulating botanic forms, but sometimes bird, animal and human female forms.
Other virtual exhibitions still on view include Art in Small Bytes and Buongiorno! Vance Kirkland in Italy. Kirkland Museum’s virtual exhibitions can be accessed at kirklandmuseum.org/virtual-exhibitions/.