Friedensreich Hundertwasser:
Cofee Cups "Magic Mugs" in 6-Piece Set, Porcelain


Friedensreich Hundertwasser:
Cofee Cups "Magic Mugs" in 6-Piece Set, Porcelain

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Porcelain | Numbered | Cofee cup each 0,25 lt. | Dishwasher-proof

Friedensreich Hundertwasser: Cofee Cups "Magic Mugs" in 6-Piece Set, Porcelain

A "Magic Mug" for your friends: "Magic Mugs" is a great gift for art connoisseurs and porcelain collectors. "Magic Mugs" present the world of Hundertwasser's paintings and architecture. Every single mug has and tells its own story, providing interesting topics for a "Magic Mug" coffee break.

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Work number: PM II Magic Mugs; Manufactured at Royal Porcelain Manufacture Tettau, based on well-known Hundertwasser designs; individually numbered (manually); Twice fired in 16 colours at 1200° Celsius; coffee mug 0.25 l, dishwasher-proof. Delivery in a decorative gift box.

As illustrated from left to right:
Magic Mug "Rogner-Bad Blumau": On the roofs of the hill country, Hundertwasser returned to nature: "Everything is there to be happy on earth ... We are rich; we live in paradise.”
"Magic Mug" Grass for those who cry ": City dwellers weep for the lost paradise. But Hundertwasser shows: "You can only make paradise yourself, with your creativity, in harmony with nature."
Magic Mug "Window's homesickness": For Hundertwasser, the houses did not consist of walls but windows. He found the leveling of the windows unbearable: "Windows in a row are sad, windows must be able to dance."
Magic Mug "Yellow last wants": According to Hundertwasser, architecture should increase man, not humiliate. A golden onion dome on your own house raises the inhabitant to the status of a king.
"La troisième peau" symbolizes an architecture reverie of Hundertwasser: “A house is supposed to be a third skin for the inhabitants. A skin that is constantly changing and growing organically, as well as the body's skin.”

Magic Mug "KunstHausWien" shows Hundertwasser's facade designs which are 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. Nature and human scale are returning to architecture.

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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 (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.

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