The works of this period, also called modern style, were created in the time between 1890 and 1910 (“Fin de siecle“), they are characterized among other elements by decorative curves and floral ornaments. The Art nouveau answers the industrialization and its machine-made mass products by recalling the arts and craft tradition that is supposed to bring beauty and joy into people's everyday lives.
The double portrait depicts two real persons that are related to each other, often man and wife. It follows the physiognomy of the persons and it ensures a recognizability. Effigies of couples and friends are typical examples of the double portrait, which is quite different fom the representation of two random persons.