"Art is the elixir of my life", as Prof. Heinz Werner himself once put it. It was this sense of passion that made him one of the greatest porcelain painters of the present age. Not only did the artist in Werner live for his art, he painted each of his artworks with all his soul, a feeling most marvellously in evidence in the vivid colouring of "Moon Fairy in Green". The hair on Werner's fanciful being glows in a magical, daubed overglaze green and trails over the picture's border to impart additional flow to the motif. Faces are drawn with a jollity wholly in keeping with Werner's own style, whilst details such as tiny tooled stars imbue the motif with added glitter.