Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Greece by Way of Germany

In Europe, at the turn of the last century, two main design movements seem to emerge simultaneously. Art Nouveau was influencing the Avant-garde and fashionable set, while the old guard pushed for a classical approach to architecture and design. The Beaux-Arts movement embraced a revivalism - no more classical that evidenced by this Greek-Style porcelain krater created in 1955 from the German porcelain factory Johann Seltmann, made in Vohenstrauss, Bavaria. Gold, chocolate brown, and burnt orange decorations depict figures of Greek philosophers, musicians and artists.
14" x 8.75" 

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