Another post about Ver Sacrum, the art journal of the Viennese Secession and one of the world’s major art magazines during its short run from 1898 on. This is another digitised edition from the University of Heidelberg’s archive and is the second volume of the journal’s monthly issues. It’s difficult to make a small selection from over 450 pages of high-quality Art Nouveau graphics and design so I’ve mostly chosen the covers again. Anyone wanting to see more is encouraged to download the whole volume or browse individual pages here.
One of many tesselated patterns from the remarkable Koloman Moser. I’ve wondered a few times whether his repeated animal shapes were an influence on MC Escher’s similar designs.