Koloman Moser

Koloman Moser was a famous Austrian artist whose works include < Ottokar Macha Folio: plate Exhibition Poster” by Kolo Moser,1915>.  He had a great influence on painting in the 20th century

Koloman Moser was born in 1868, he is the elder of three siblings and his father wanted to see him in business, so he briefly attended trade school. In 1885 he studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where he taught until 1899. 

In 1897, He with other artists drafted and founded the Wiener Sezession, formally entering an organized design career. So he also was one of the most important artists in the Viener Sezession movement. 

Moser’s artistic style is Most of his works use geometric structures, the most typical example of which is the typical black and white checkered pattern he designed. He Tends to design in monochrome or black and white

He contrasts sharply with Gustav Klimt’s style of painting. (nother of the most important Wiener Sezession artists. His painting style uses a large number of simple geometric figures as the basic composition and uses very brilliant metal colors, such as gold and silver bronze, and other bright colors to create a very decorative painting) 

Koloman Moser devoted all his interest to the illustration design of emerging magazines, he had a great influence on the most avant-garde Art Noveau trends of that time, and also influence the thought and culture of that time.

Various materials show that secession painters opposed classical academic art. They advocated separation from classical academic art, advocated innovation, and pursued the practicality and rationality of performance functions. In terms of style, they not only emphasized the development of personality but also tried to explore the combination with modern life and create new styles. For example, although they use straight lines in the form, its fundamental spirit lies in opposing traditional normative art and advocating the integration of cultural contact and modern life.

In 1903, Moser invited his friend Josef Hoffmann to found Wiener Werkstatte, whose studios and artisans produced many household items with aesthetic and functional designs, including glassware, tableware, silverware, carpets, and textiles. Until now, any original Wiener Werkstatte furniture, and chairs, are extremely expensive to find, cannot find the precious collection.

Koloman Moser has always sought to combine geometric features with their surroundings to create a rhythmic three-dimensional space and contrasting colors–he uses these features to create his “own characteristics of this time”.

Moser also drew on the simple lines and repetitive motifs of Greco-Roman art and architecture to create new styles in his various furniture, jewelry, patterns, and tapestries.

He designed the semicircular apse with mosaics and stained glass of Vienna’s Steinhoff Church in 1904.

And decorated the Medal House in the Linke Wienzeile building for the architect Otto Wagner.

This famous Austrian Architect, illustrator, painter, stamp designer, and decorator lived for 50 years. He was born in 1868 in Vienna, Austria, and died in 1918.

Moser’s design career is relatively short, but he has a wide range of experiences, including paper graphics, coins, stained glass, metalwork, jewelry, home furnishings, paintings, stamp design, and more. He is a great designer who always seeks innovation and change, and is radical.