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Drawing, Textile Design: Fidelio

This is a Drawing. It was made for Wiener Werkstätte. We acquired it in 1988. Its medium is brush and gouache on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Maria Likarz-Strauss was one of the most prolific designers for the Wiener Werkstätte, creating her first design for them in 1912. Her designs frequently featured geometric patterns of stylized floral motifs rendered in vivid, saturated colors.

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Drawing, Textile Design: Fidelio; Made for Wiener Werkstätte (Austria); Austria; brush and gouache on paper; 1988-62-372

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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