Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lost In The Beauty Of Human Creativity.

This is my cover version of a poster for the 13th Vienna Secession, 1902, by Professor Koloman Moser.
The original can be seen here.

Sans Update 9th February 2012.
Postcards of my cover of Professor Moser's poster are now available. If you would like one, please email me the address you would like it sent to, and I'll send you one.
My email address is available within my profile.


Blogger togoh said...

is this art deco style, or still art nouveau?

6:12 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

togoh, that is a good question. Art deco is generally accepted as starting around 1920. This piece by Kolomon Moser, published in 1902, does not follow the accepted rules of art nouveau, and does indeed, look like art deco. I am not an expert, but would firmly place the style as 'Modernism'. The Vienna secessionists were at the leading edge of design, setting the direction for those who would follow.
This {below] from:

At the fin de siƩcle Vienna was the economic and cultural hub of the Central European empire reaching from Tyrolia to Bukovina and from Hercegovina to Silesia. It was the focal point of new ideas, ground-breaking concepts and one of the most influential centres in the fields of music, psychology, literature, architecture and applied arts. The contribution of natives of Moravia and Bohemia to this process was significant (Sigmund Freud, Adolf Loos, Josef Hoffmann, Gustav Mahler, Josef M. Olbrich, Ernst Mach, Leopold Bauer and others). The leading figures of the Wiener Secession and Modernism formed their views under the wings of the pedagogical and architectural genius of Otto Wagner. In 1897, the Wiener Secession association was established with Gustav Klimt as the leading protagonist.

The three female figures that keep appearing in secession posters represent the three tenets of Art, namely Architecture, Painting & Sculpture.
Music and Literature did not get a look in!

6:58 PM  
Blogger togoh said...

okay, thanks, great explanation!

8:04 AM  

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