Friedensreich Hundertwasser:
Universal Mug after 846A "Window Right"


Friedensreich Hundertwasser:
Universal Mug after 846A "Window Right"

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ars mundi Special Edition | Porcelain | Handmade | Numbered | 0.23 litre

Friedensreich Hundertwasser: Universal Mug after 846A "Window Right"

The large-volume Hundertwasser mugs "Hommage à Hundertwasser - The Universal Six" are suitable for any occasion: cappuccino, coffee, caffè latte or whatever is favoured - these mugs, featuring Hundertwasser's art on the finest Tettau porcelain, are unique art objects of long-lasting beauty. This edition appears exclusively at ars mundi and is manufactured by the traditional Royal porcelain factory Tettau. The typical for Hundertwasser black background brings out the colours of his motifs on the porcelain particularly well. Real high-fire burnished gold and silver set atmospheric highlights. Each mug is numbered by hand as a testimony to a high degree of careful craftsmanship and accurate control. Mug with saucer, 0.23 litre. 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 (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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