Friedensreich Hundertwasser:
Magic Mugs 6 part set, porcelain


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Porcelain | Numbered | Cofee cup each 0.25 lt. | Dishwasher safe

Friedensreich Hundertwasser: Magic Mugs 6 part set, porcelain

Magic Mugs coffee mugs are an attractive present for art lovers and porcelain collectors. Each piece is numbered by hand and available either individually or as a set in a prestigious gift box. Six different motifs with up to 16 colours decorate these exclusive coffee mugs. Twice fired at 1200° Celsius. High-fire burnished gold and silver create additional highlights. The edition was manufactured by hand in Royal Porcelain Manufacture in Tettau. Dishwasher proof. As shown from left to right: Magic Mug "Rogner-Bad Blumau": The motif on the mug was created on base of Thermal Village Bad Blumau. On the rooftops of the Rolling Hills, Hundertwasser gave back to nature what he took away from it when building the house. Magic Mug "Grass for those who cry": City dwellers cry over the lost paradise. But Hundertwasser shows: “Paradises can only be made by the individual, with his own creativity in harmony with nature”. Magic Mug "Window's homesickness": For Hundertwasser houses do not consist of walls but of windows. Levelling of windows was intolerable to him. "Windows in rank and file are sad, windows should be able to dance“. Magic Mug "Yellow Last will": According to Hundertwasser architecture should elevate man, not humiliate him. A golden onion tower on one’s own house elevates the resident to the status of a king. Magic Mug "The third skin": The third skin symbolizes one of Hundertwasser’s architectural concerns: A house should be a third skin for its inhabitants. A skin which is constantly changing, that grows organically just as normal skin would. Magic Mug "KunstHausWien": The motif on the mug was created on base of the façade of KunstHausWien. Hundertwasser's facade is not perfectly straight and flat, but humpy and interrupted by irregular mosaics. A black-and-white, irregular checkerboard pattern signals the disbanding of the grid system, its breakup. Copyright NAMIDA AG, 2007. The displayed works of art are protected under the copyright. In particular, it is not permitted to reproduce, to alter, to print or to publish these works of art. Violations will be prosecuted according to civil and criminal law.

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) was one of the most famous and creative artists. Being under the influence of Paul Klee and Gustav Klimt the Austrian master developed the artistic world of winding secrets and in no other work of art the paint is applied more bravely and sensitively than in paintings of Hundertwasser.

The promotion of life according to the laws of nature and the desire to reflect all areas of life in art individually were the main points of Hundertwasser’s creative works. He wanted to unite the creatures of men with the creatures of the nature and help people to satisfy the desire for the beautiful and various in the harmony with nature.

The art of Hundertwasser was opposed to the monotonous reality of the every-day life governed and founded by the mere ratio. Instead of the strict lines perceived as too geometrical he placed the natural shapes. He changed the pervasive grey for powerful and shining colors up to glossy gold.

His art wasn’t purely the gallery or museum kind of art. According to Hundertwasser if the art was destined to change the world, it should enter the lives of average people. When he addressed to the “practical” art and designed the objects of everyday life like book covers, glasses, cups, postal stamps and, finally, the whole houses, it wasn’t the new direction of his art, but continuation of the prospect, set in the beginning of his artistic career: “I want to give people the things which are beautiful and practical, which can mean something for them and enrich them.”

For Hundertwasser art should be associated with individual creativity. He was skeptical about the mass production of things and hostile to the purely functional architecture. He was sure that his sketches can preserve their harmonious beauty only through manual work.

Ceramic product made from kaolin, quartz and feldspar.

Porcelain is formed by turning or pressing. Figural representations are cast. Complex molds have to be cast in sections and then "applied". After molding, the pieces are dried and "burnt" at about 900 °C. After that, the glaze is applied and fired at temperatures between 1,240 °C and 1,445 °C. In major manufactures, the porcelain is painted by hand with each color separately and has to be burned in compliance with narrow temperature tolerances.

The porcelain was invented in China and became widespread in Europe in the 16th century. The first European porcelain factory was founded in Meissen in 1710.

Other famous European porcelain factories are Fürstenberg, Höchst, Schwarzburger Werkstätten, Lladró, Nymphenburg, KPM, Augarten, Sèvres, Limoges, Royal Copenhagen, Worcester. Individual factories label their products with the porcelain brands that serve to identify their origin.

Related links:
Schwarzburg Workshops of the Porcelain Art

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