Carl Otto Czeschka Metal Pin [Girl in Flower]
- Features 1895 illustration by Carl Otto Czeschka
- High-shine, ultra-reflective metal pin
- 2 inches tall
Carl Otto Czeschka is recognized by art historians as a pivotal presence in the development of art in the 20th century; he started his career at the beginning of the Art Nouveau movement in Austria and quickly became one of its most celebrated illustrators. By 1908, he had moved with his peers Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser into a style that heralded the coming of Art Deco. His designs are celebrated and presented in major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Neue Galerie, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, and virtually every major museum worldwide.
While Czeschka's Modernist work (post-1908) for the Wiener Werkstatte is well-documented in books today, his earlier Art Nouveau (or Jugendstil, as it was called in Germany and Austria) line art is largely unavailable except in period materials.
Make no mistake: this is not your traditional Art Nouveau: this beautiful art is dark, strange, and weird.
Even the flowery artworks of Czeschka have a weight to them that transcends the simply botanical into bold, dramatic Symbolism!