Friedensreich Hundertwasser:
Set of 6 mugs "Magic Mugs", porcelain
Friedensreich Hundertwasser:
Set of 6 mugs "Magic Mugs", porcelain

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porcelain | gold and silver decor | capacity 0.25 litre each | dishwasher safe

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Set of 6 mugs "Magic Mugs", porcelain
Friedensreich Hundertwasser: Set of 6 mugs "Magic Mugs",...

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Set of 6 mugs "Magic Mugs", porcelain

A "Magic Mug" for your friends: "Magic Mugs" are a lovely gift for art connoisseurs and porcelain collectors. The "Magic Mugs" depict the world of Hundertwasser's painting and architecture. Each mug possesses and tells its own story and provides plenty of interesting topics of conversation for the get-together over a "Magic Mug" coffee.

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Factory number: PM II Magic Mugs; Made in the Königlich privilegierten Porzellanmanufaktur Tettau after well-known Hundertwasser motifs; twice fired in 16 colours at 1,200° Celsius; mug 0.25 litre each, dishwasher safe.

As shown from left to right:
Magic Mug "Rogner-Bad Blumau": On the roofs of the hillside forest, Hundertwasser gave back to nature what was taken from it when the house was built: "It's everything there for being 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: "Paradises an only be made with our own hands, with our own creativity in harmony with the free creativity of nature."
Magic Mug "Window's homesickness": For Hundertwasser, houses were not made of walls but windows. He found the levelling of windows unbearable: "Windows in rank and file are sad, windows should be able to dance."
Magic Mug "Yellow last will": According to Hundertwasser, architecture should elevate people, not degrade them. A golden onion tower on their own house elevates the inhabitant to the status of a king.
"La troisième peau" represents a Hundertwasser architectural dream: a house is supposed to be a third skin for its inhabitants. A skin that is constantly changing and growing organically, just like the body's skin.
Magic Mug "ArtHouseVienna" shows Hundertwasser's facades, which are not flat and smooth but uneven and interspersed with irregular mosaics. Black and white, irregular chequerboard patterns indicate that a structure is being broken up: Nature and humanity return to architecture.

Copyright 2007 GRUENER JANURA AG, CH

The displayed works of art are protected by copyright. In particular, it is not permitted to copy, edit, print or publish these illustrations. Violations will be prosecuted according to civil and criminal law.

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Portrait of the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser

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.