A blog about about painting, design and other aspects of aesthetics along with a dash of non-art topics. The point-of-view is that modernism in art is an idea that has, after a century or more, been thoroughly tested and found wanting. Not to say that it should be abolished -- just put in its proper, diminished place.
Monday, September 10, 2018
Kolo Moser: Some Graphic Art
Koloman Moser (1868-1918) was one of the key players in the Vienna Secession movement, active in a variety of media as I posted here. Biographical information can be found here and here.
He was very good at everything he did except, perhaps, painting. Below are examples of his graphic art -- posters, Ex Libris stickers, book covers and the like.
Study and the final, printed version of "Allegory of Spring" from around 1896.
Full book cover design -- back, spine and front -- for a book of German poetry.
Poster for exhibit of German art and decoration.
Ex Libris sticker.
Poster for a Secession event.
Vorfrühling - Illustation zum gleichnamigen Gedicht von Rainer Maria Rilke - 1901
"Early Spring" poems by Rilke.