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Composition in Black, Ocher and Blue, c. 1904

Leopold Museum,
Marbled paper
32×32 cm


  • Koloman Moser

    (Vienna 1868–1918 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
Koloman Moser (1868–1918) showed his painterly talent also in the marbled paper technique, which he intently explored from 1900. For this age-old process a shallow tray is filled with oil paints which are then made into patterns or various motifs using a needle or marbling comb. Subsequently, a piece of paper is dipped into the tray to absorb the paint. These papers were either used as endpapers or covers for books, or as autonomous artworks that were signed and dated by the artist. This rediscovered art fit in well with the program of the Wiener Werkstätte which sought to bring exceptional artisanal quality back into daily life.

Object data

  • Koloman Moser
Composition in Black, Ocher and Blue
c. 1904
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte
Graphic work
Marbled paper
32×32 cm
Monogrammed lower left: MK
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 1649
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Koloman Moser- Die Sammlung Leopold, hrsg. von Elisabeth Leopold/Stefan Kutzenberger, Wien 2018 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 18.01.2018-10.06.2018).
  • Koloman Moser 1868-1818, hrsg. von Rudolf Leopold/Gerd Pichler, Wien 2007 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 25.05.2007-10.09.2007).

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D.)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994)

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