Opaque Counterpoint
Artist POWOLNY, Michael (designer)
Birth 1871, Judenburg
Death 1954, Vienna, Austria
Artist LÖTZ WITWE, Johann (manufacturer)
Birth 1836, Kla·teriský Mlýn, Czechoslovakia
Death 1947
Title Vase
Date 1915-18
Medium blown and hot-worked cased glass
Dims 13.0 x 21.0 x 20.7 cm
Collection National Gallery of Australia Purchased 1986
AccNo 86.1226
  The Austrian architect and designer Michael Powolny was, with Josef Hoffmann, one of the key figures in the Vienna Secession, a group promoting the development of modern design in Austria at the end of the nineteenth century. Their work was characterised by simple linear, cubist design, emphasising luxurious materials and craftsmanship. Powolny designed mainly for ceramics, often using chequerboard and black and white design motifs. His designs for glass emphasise the strong shapes and the clear, saturated colour that are possible with this material.






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Line Drawings,  BELFRAGE, Clare; 1998
Home journey #2,  BORELLA, Claudia; 2001
The Ascension,  CHASELING, Scott; 2000
Stria (Olive/Cobalt),  CURTIS, Matthew; 2001
Murrini Vase,  ELLIOT, Kathy; EDOLS, Ben; 1994
Self-portrait,  HALEM, Henry; 1973, Crafts Board of the Australia Council Collection 1980
Newcastle cameo vase,  HANNING, Tony; 2000
Close Distance 42,  LOUGHLIN, Jessica; 2000
Teapot,  MARQUIS, Richard; 1974
Vase,  POWOLNY, Michael; LÖTZ WITWE, Johann; 1915-18
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Vase,  POWOLNY, Michael; LÖTZ WITWE, Johann; 1915-18