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View of Rax Mountain, 1907

Leopold Museum,
Oil on canvas
101×101 cm


  • Koloman Moser

    (Vienna 1868–1918 Vienna)

Currently on display at OG3
After leaving the Wiener Werkstätte in 1907, Koloman Moser (1868–1918) focused once more on painting, with landscapes among his preferred themes. Between 1907 and 1916 he executed numerous landscape paintings on the Semmering, where the artist liked to stay with his family. Continuing on from his early oeuvre, Moser began to paint realistic nature depictions. Minutely rendering every branch, shadow and ray of sunlight, the artist tried to convey the qualities of different surfaces. The year 1913 marked a turning point in Moser’s oeuvre. The bold use of contrasting colors is testament to Moser’s in-depth exploration of avant-garde color and perception theories.


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Object data

  • Koloman Moser
View of Rax Mountain
Art movement
Classical Modernism
Oil on canvas
101×101 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 687
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).
  • Gerd Pichler: Koloman Moser. Die Gemälde. Werkverzeichnis, Wien 2012.
  • Wien 1900. Sammlung Leopold, hrsg. von Diethard Leopold/Peter Weinhäupl, Wien u.a. 2009.
  • Koloman Moser 1868-1818, hrsg. von Rudolf Leopold/Gerd Pichler, Wien 2007 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 25.05.2007-10.09.2007).
Catalogue raisonne
  • Pichler 2012: 24

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Nachlass Koloman Moser, Wien;
Editha Hauska, Wien (1918); (1)
Kunstverlag Wolfrum, Wien (1920); (2)
Karl und Dietrich Moser, Wien (1920-1925); (3)
Karl Moser, Wien (1925-1964); (4)
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (vor 1969-1994); (5)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994).

  1. Rückseite: Nachlassstempel
  2. Kunstverlag Wolfrum, Katalog zu “Kolo Moser-Nachlass-Ausstellung. 23. November - 15. Dezember 1920.”, Wien 1920, Nr. 85 „Rax (Semmering)“
  3. Gerd Pichler, Eberhard Kohlbacher (Hg.), Koloman Moser. Die Gemälde, Wien 2012, S. 22 und S. 76, WV 24
  4. Wien Museum, Katalog zu „Wien um 1900“, Wien 1964, S. 17, Nr. 89 „Semmeringlandschaft“
  5. Pichler, Moser, S. 76

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