Art Nouveau in Sóller.
Art Nouveau, the artistic/cultural movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is remarkable for the way that it reached all aspects of contemporary everyday life; architecture, sculpture, painting, decoration and even literature.
Sóller was strongly marked by this movement, as a quick walk around the town will show. Our town stands out, compared to others on Mallorca, in this respect, thanks to the state of local society at the time. The returning emigrants who had amassed small fortunes during their years in France brought with them french customs and fashions, notably Art Nouveau.
These pages show a selection of photos of local works of Art Nouveau that were taken by non-professional photographers taking part in a competition that was held in September 2002 .
There is another selection of photos from Sóller here.
©2002 Jeremy Lynton