“Wiener Werkstatte (Modern Arts and Crafts)” By Unknown Artist
Medium:Poster reproduction of original artwork
Height: 35.5 in
Width: 24 in
German poster. Top half: tan with light blue domes; bottomw half: black; black text in center rectangle.
The Arts and Crafts movement was an international trend in the decorative and fine arts that began in Britain and flourished in Europe and North America between about 1880 and 1920, emerging in Japan in the 1920s as the Mingei movement. It stood for traditional craftsmanship using simple forms, and often used medieval, romantic, or folk styles of decoration. It advocated economic and social reform and was essentially anti-industrial.