"Column Chandelier III"
"Column Chandelier III"
porcelain | handmade | hand-painted | partially gold-plated | size approx. 22 x 8 cm (H x Ø) | individual segments: sizes from 5.6 cm to 10.6 cm (H)
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"Column Chandelier III"
In Hundertwasser's architectural philosophy, columns not only serve the function of support. These prominent stylistic elements of his architecture are like trees that have grown out of the ground. They have an individual character and identity. Hundertwasser's columns are similar, but none is the same.
Hundertwasser's "Column Chandeliers" were created based on this understanding. They radiate warmth and harmony that captivates the viewer. The "Column Chandelier" consists of three segments that can be combined or used as individual chandeliers. You can use them with candles, with tea lights or without any - as art objects alone. The variety of shapes and colours of the "Column Chandelier" encourages us to constantly change the "work". Thus the collector himself becomes an architect in Hundertwasser's world.
"Column Chandelier" consists of three segments: Size approx. 22 x 8 cm (h x Ø). Individual segments: Sizes from 5.6 cm to 10.6 cm (h). Produced in the "Königlich privilegierten Porzellanmanufaktur Tettau". Hand-painted with Hundertwasser spot colours. Fired 3 times at 1.200° Celsius with blast furnace polished gold in matt or shiny - 24-carat. Factory number: PM V column chandelier.
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About Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Hundertwasser is one of the most internationally renowned artists of our time. His worldwide reputation was already established in the 1960s. Followed by an eventful and evocative career. His aura and power emerged from his painting and multifaceted work.
Organizing demonstrations, speeches, happenings and campaigns, addressing ecological issues, advocating a life in harmony with nature, manifestos for nature, standing up for a more humane architecture and the improvement of people's lives.
Hundertwasser originated projects such as the tree tenants, the roof afforestation, the regreening of cities, the humus toilet, the restoration of social values and the natural cycles. He was an admonisher against environmental pollution, against the dangers of nuclear energy, against natural degradation and the destruction of natural heritage, and in favour of a waste-free society.
Hundertwasser has been engaged with architecture since the 1950s. On the occasion of the inauguration of the Hundertwasser House of the City of Vienna (1986), he said: "We are again experiencing a turning point where old and rigid values in architecture and urban developement are increasingly being questioned. The straightness and uniformity of Bauhaus architecture is coming to an end because it is callous, sterile, cold, heartless, aggressive and emotionless. The era of absolute rationalism is coming to an end. The new values are enhanced quality of life, not standard of living. Longing for romance, individuality, creativity, especially creativity and living in harmony with nature."
With Friedensreich Hundertwasser, our epoch has found the most imposing challenger of totalitarian thinking, whether it concerns nuclear energy, genetic manipulation, environmental protection or the design of our living space. Hundertwasser lived completely in harmony with his view of things and opposing the contradictions of post-industrial society. Hundertwasser's significance is his art that produces beauty: a message of natural harmony, peace and joy.
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Ceramic product made of kaolin, quartz and feldspar.
Porcelain is formed by turning or pressing and figurative objects are cast. Complex objects have to be cast in separated steps and sections and then "assembled". After the moulding, the pieces are dried and "annealed" at about 900 °C. Next, the glaze will be applied and fired at temperatures between 1,240 °C and 1,445 °C. In renowned manufactures, the porcelain is painted by hand whereby each colour has to be fired individually and in compliance with narrow temperature tolerances.
Porcelain was invented in China and became widespread in Europe from the 16th century onwards. The first European porcelain factory was founded in Meissen, Germany in 1710.
Other famous European porcelain factories include Fürstenberg, Höchst, Schwarzburger Werkstätten, Lladró, Nymphenburg, KPM, Augarten, Sèvres, Limoges, Royal Copenhagen, Worcester. Individual factories label their products with their personal porcelain stamps so that for the collecter it is easy to identify their origin.