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Friedensreich Hundertwasser 2 to 13 Windows Afloat

Friedensreich Hundertwasser 2 to 13 Windows Afloat is an original woodcut print in colors on Japon paper.  This print is signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 200.  There are also inscriptions and stamps in the margins. Image Size: 14 5/8 x 20 3/8 inches. K. 76.

The promotion of life according to the laws of nature and the desire to reflect all areas of life in art individually were the main points of Hundertwasser’s creative works. In 2 to 13 Windows Afloat, Hundertwasser wanted to unite the creatures of men with the creatures of nature and help people to satisfy the desire for the beautiful and various in harmony with nature.

The art of Hundertwasser was opposed to the monotonous reality of the every-day life governed and founded by the mere ratio. Instead of the strict lines perceived as too geometrical he placed natural shapes. He changed the pervasive grey for powerful and shining colors.

Title

2 to 13 Windows Afloat

Medium

Woodcut

Year

1979

Edition

200

Catalogue Raisonné

K. 76

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Size 16.6 x 22.4 (in)
42 x 57 (cm)
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser 2 to 13 Windows Afloat is an original woodcut print in colors on Japon paper.  This print is signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 200.  There are also inscriptions and stamps in the margins. Image Size: 14 5/8 x 20 3/8 inches. K. 76.

The promotion of life according to the laws of nature and the desire to reflect all areas of life in art individually were the main points of Hundertwasser’s creative works. In 2 to 13 Windows Afloat, Hundertwasser wanted to unite the creatures of men with the creatures of nature and help people to satisfy the desire for the beautiful and various in harmony with nature.

The art of Hundertwasser was opposed to the monotonous reality of the every-day life governed and founded by the mere ratio. Instead of the strict lines perceived as too geometrical he placed natural shapes. He changed the pervasive grey for powerful and shining colors.

Hundertwasser, a visionary and responsible creator, mobilizes the power of his art in order to spread his message for a life in harmony with nature and the individual creativity.

He is a symbolic figure for a non-conformist way of life, a forerunner of environmental protection and an ambassador for a self-determined alternative existence.

Austrian artist and designer whose passion for spirals and arabesque lines was largely inspired by Viennese Secessionists like Gustav Klimt. “Today we live in a chaos of straight lines, in a jungle of straight lines,” he critiqued of the man-made world. “If you do not believe this, take the trouble to count the straight lines which surround you. Then you will understand, for you will never finish counting.” Born Friedensreich Stowasser on December 15, 1928 in Vienna, Austria, he and his mother barely avoided persecution from the Nazi regime during World War II. After the war, the artist briefly enrolled in the Vienna Academy of Art before dropping out to travel extensively throughout Europe and Asia. As a designer in the 1950s, he undertook several large-scale architectural projects, including his famed Hundertwasserhaus. In the early 1970s, Hundertwasser purchased a number of properties in New Zealand where he would live out the remainder of his career. An outspoken activist against nuclear technology and pollution, the artist continued his involvement through the following decades. Hundertwasser died while aboard the Queen Elizabeth II on its voyage from New Zealand to Europe on February 19, 2000. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., among others.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser 2 to 13 Windows Afloat

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Title

2 to 13 Windows Afloat

Medium

Woodcut

Year

1979

Edition

200

Catalogue Raisonné

K. 76

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Size 16.6 x 22.4 (in)
42 x 57 (cm)
Price Price on Request