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Vases / Vessels

Many centuries ago, humankind created vases and vessels as decorative ornamental objects. At ars mundi, you can buy decorative vases in various designs - inspired by the masterpieces from past epochs and created by up-and-coming newcomers and stars of today's art scene.

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Vases / Vessels

The World of Decorative Vases: Fascination Since Antiquity

Some of the oldest decorative vases we know today originate from ancient Greece. During that time, the so-called vase painting was widespread, where not only vases but several types of vessels were elaborately decorated. The same applies to Roman cultures and ancient Egypt, where, for example, richly decorated vases were indispensable as grave offerings. Equally famous is Chinese vase painting: Rare Ming vases, for example, are sold at auctions for millions of dollars. This is no surprise because these antiques are, after all, valuable rarities - centuries old, made of the finest porcelain and designed with an extremely attractive appearance.

Cult Objects and Collector’s Items: Vases and Vessels Through the Ages

Even after antiquity, vases and similar vessels remained popular. This is evident in numerous flower still lifes from the Baroque epoch depicting lush flower arrangements in vases. But decorative vases were not always reduced to their function as flower vessels: In Classicism, for example, vases were primarily used as purely decorative objects, sometimes even without floral contents. This trend repeated itself a few epochs later, in the 20th and 21st centuries: With the widespread popularity of handicrafts, vases and vessels can once again stand alone as decorative elements.

Decorative Vases and Vessels by Famous Artists

When you want to buy decorative vases at ars mundi, you can choose between countless design styles, colours, and materials. Vases are no longer exclusively made from ceramics or porcelain - metal, glass, plastic and even silicone are often used as materials. During the process, several design styles as well as colour and motif worlds often merge into a unique whole. The best examples of this are decorative vases inspired or adorned by the works of renowned artists. Gustav Klimt's "Tree of Life", Claude Monet's "Iris Bed", Wassily Kandinsky's "Composition VIII" or Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night" - all of them embellish some of the most beautiful decorative vases you can buy at ars mundi. They demonstrate how charming it is to look at famous works from a different angle - not as abstract paintings or impressionistic artworks hanging on the wall but shaping the appearance of a decorative vase.

Innovative and Unique: Decorative Vases by Contemporary Artists

When buying decorative vases at ars mundi, you have the freedom to choose between vessels inspired by the masterpieces of renowned artists and innovative designs by contemporary art greats. Established designers and up-and-coming newcomers are represented here - from Paola Paronetto and Vanessa Mitrani to Gaetano Pesce and Bernhard Schagemann to Mats Jonasson or the German designer Philippi.