Koloman Moser, a folk style inspiration

Koloman Moser, a folk style inspiration
02/23/2017 Alicia L.
Today I will join two of the things I like best in the world: Koloman Moser and the adornments and costumes from around the world.
There may be no connection between this Austrian designer of the early twentieth century and prints of these traditional clothes,but for me, it’s inevitable to associate the colors and shapes with the designs of the great Koloman Moser.
I leave here a small sample of compositions and visual stimuli that inspire me.
koloman moser folk
koloman moser folk style

Koloman Moser (1868-1918) was an Austrian multidisciplinary artist of the early twentieth century.

In 1897, along with Gustav Klimt, he founded the Vienna Secession. He designed for various publications such as Ver Sacrum, Der liebe Augustin and Hohe Warte.

He also co-founded the Vienna Workshops known as Wiener Werkstätte.

His influence on the graphic art of the early twentieth century was unique and he produced many artistic works from postage stamps to magazine vignettes, fashion, stained glass windows, porcelains and ceramics, blown glass, tableware, silver, jewelry, furniture, tapestry… His output was vast and it all started a style.
Moser drew upon the clean lines and repetitive motifs of classical Greek and Roman art and architecture in reaction to the Baroque decadence of his turn-of-the-century Viennese surroundings.

Their elegant designs were applied on different surfaces, such as tapestry, fabrics, and wallpaper. This can be seen in the catalogue “Die Quelle” (The origin) published between 1901 and 1902.

Comments (4)

  1. petitplat 3 years ago

    the visual connections between these work great indeed!

  2. Star of the East 3 years ago

    Even though one is art nouveau and the other ethnic they indeed match nicely together the way you showcased it 🙂
    Those earrings make my ears hurt by just looking 😀

  3. Nyuta 3 years ago

    Beautiful colors and interesting designs! Last time see a lot of folk details in new collections!

  4. Anna 3 years ago

    Love the earthy colors! The statement jewelry is fabulous!

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