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Majolika House, Vienna


This apartment building was named after the tin-glazed earthenware, or majolica, used on its façade. When fired, the ceramic produced a brilliant white that offered artists an opaque surface to paint over. Here Wagner employs the linear ornamentation and whiplash motifs commonly associated with the Viennese Secession group to create an almost tattooed effect on the skin of the building.



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