Baltic Art Nouveau – Cosmos Tour

By sandra. Filed in Art, Cosmos Jewels of the Baltic Tour, Latvia  |  
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If you like Art Nouveau buildings, Riga, Latvia has over 600 examples. Following the design style laid out by Victor Horta of Belgium, this last decorative style done up here in 1903/1904 is full of garlands, female faces, wrought iron and stained glass.

Mikhail Osipovich Eisenstein, who graduated from the Institute of Civic Engineering in St. Petersburg in 1893, was the designer of a number of the Art Nouveau buildings here. His works were characterized by decorative, odd-shaped or asymmetrical windows, often with large female head shapes, bright glazed brick or ceramic plates, glass and metal tiles etc. His son Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein was a well-known Soviet film director.

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