169 – Moser Mandala

Moser Medallion - photo by nikon80cat
Moser Medallion – photo by nikon80cat

 

Austrian graphic designer and artist, Koloman Moser, designed these stunning golden medallions (and related designs) that adorn Otto Wagner‘s jugendstil apartment building (1898-99) in Vienna, Austria. It’s beautifully photographed here by nikon80cat.

What a grand and glorious design. It really stands out against the sand/gray color of the building that would otherwise be a bit bland without Moser‘s artistic flare.

Here’s the full view of Moser’s design and nikon80cat’s photo:

Full View of Moser Medallion - photo by nikon80cat
Full View of Moser Medallion – photo by nikon80cat

This design repeats across the facade of the apartment building, as photographed here by Gerhard Stappen.

Full View of Moser Medallion - photo by Gerhard Stappen
Full View of Moser Medallion – photo by Gerhard Stappen

It saddens me that in our “modern” times, with cost-cutting measures and time constraints, newer buildings tend to be boring, lacking in any real character or personality.

What boring thing in our lives can we brighten up with the addition of some artistic flare?

Happy Coloring!

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