Daily photo: art nouveau snail

art nouveau snail in Prague, Czech Republic

art nouveau snail at the Municipal House in Prague

This lovely snail sculpture is adorning the side of a small built-in aquarium feature in the Czech art nouveau palace known as the Municipal House (or Obecní dům) in Prague. The Municipal House was opened in 1912 and is a treasure trove of art nouveau decoration with work by Alphons Mucha and other Czech artists of the time. I took a tour of it this autumn and I’ll be writing up a post, but for now I give you this image. Snails are one of my favorite motifs!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>