Kolomon Moser was born in Vienna and studied at the Wiener Akademie and the Kunstgewerbeschule, where he also taught as a professor later in his life. While Moser designed architecture, furniture, jewelry and graphics, his paintings and drawings are most well known for their lines and repetitive motifs of classical design. If you walk around Vienna for long enough, you’ll notice that Moser’s aesthetic has permeated through many channels, a mixture of classical Greek and Roman art smoothed out by the flowing spirals of the art nouveau aesthetic. His erotic drawings are much less focused on design, however, and instead display a virtuosic approach toward shape, color and pose. Moser’s figures are strong and forthcoming, expressing a young, athletic sexuality in tune with nature and looking toward the future.