Thursday, 1 December 2016

...... & the next artist is

'HUNDERTWASSER'

Friedrensreich Hundertwasser (1928 - 2000) 

He was fascinated by spirals & had a dislike for straight lines which he described as 'the devil's tools' & 'godless & immoral. His work has been described as Transautomatism, a kind of Surrealism, focusing on fantasy. 
His work was not limited to architecture but he also made graphic work, lithographs, silk screen printings, etchings & woodcuts.
Much of his work is based on architecture & dominated by linear structures, with bright, intense colour, often using complementary colours with the addition of gold & silver, pasted on in thin foil. The work has simple organic form, with the same kinds of shape repeated again & again. Lines meander around shape, eyes loom out of landscapes & trees adorn rooftops.

Extracts from the book by Janet Edmond's called 'From Art to Stitch'


8 comments:

  1. Thank you Phil. At last an artist with lots of colour and pattern. Plenty (too much?) to inspire me!

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  2. Wow Phil. Great choice which I am going to have fun with I am sure. Love his colours but a challenge nevertheless. I have a book of his work so my Christmas holidays are going to be spent going through his work and generally having fun working out my piece.

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  3. Great choice! I'm looking forward to this one.

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  4. Looks interesting, nice to be introduced to him with the description you provided. Thanks, I'm excited!

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  5. Love his use of bright colors and fantastical shapes. This is gonna be fun!!

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  6. I, too, have a book. I've always wanted to do something inspired by him, so look forward to the challenge.

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  7. Great choice - but how can he dislike straightlines?
    I may have an advantage here, having spent a day a couple of years ago looking at the work of Hundertwasser with Bobby Britnell - just need to dig the right sketchbook out!!!

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  8. Oh no, last time I thought it was going to be a doddle, this time I know this is going to really challenge me. I had a look at a friend's book and page after page all I could see were eyes and faces. Well, we wanted to challenge ourselves, didn't we? My challenge will be to come up with something that isn't an obvious copy...
    Hilary

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