Koloman Moser

Koloman Moser
07/10/2014 Alicia L.

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.

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Loneliness by Koloman Moser. 1902

His influence in the graphic art of the early twentieth century was unique and 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.

Koloman Moser

Gerlach’s Allegory by Koloman Moser

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.

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

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Die Quelle

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