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Friedensreich Hundertwasser: Painting "(936) The 30 Day Fax"

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Painting "(936) The 30 Day Fax"

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Reproduction | Foil stamping | Solid wood strip | Format 83,4 x 98,4 cm

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser: Painting "(936) The 30 Day Fax"

The 30 faxes sent daily from January 1 to January 30 from New Zealand to Vienna make the background of this painting. Friedensreich Hundertwasser copied them on the undercoated paper with linen structure and then painted over. The painting surface is covered with the motives of his typical formal language: the stripes of the earth, sky and water, spirals, ball-like trees, round heads interwoven streets, boats, trains and onion towers

Motive size 56 x 64.5 cm. Sheet format 67 x 86 cm. Framed in the silver-gilt solid-wood frame. Format 83.4 x 98.4 cm. High-quality reproduction with foil embossing. The 30-Days Painting. Le 30 Jours Fax Image, 1994. © 2009 Stiebner Verlag GmbH, München, Gruener Janura AG, Glarus, A. Auflage 6001-8000. Printed in Germany.

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) was one of the most famous and creative artists. Being under the influence of Paul Klee and Gustav Klimt the Austrian master developed the artistic world of winding secrets and in no other work of art the paint is applied more bravely and sensitively than in paintings of Hundertwasser.

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. He wanted to unite the creatures of men with the creatures of the nature and help people to satisfy the desire for the beautiful and various in the 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 the natural shapes. He changed the pervasive grey for powerful and shining colors up to glossy gold.

His art wasn’t purely the gallery or museum kind of art. According to Hundertwasser if the art was destined to change the world, it should enter the lives of average people. When he addressed to the “practical” art and designed the objects of everyday life like book covers, glasses, cups, postal stamps and, finally, the whole houses, it wasn’t the new direction of his art, but continuation of the prospect, set in the beginning of his artistic career: “I want to give people the things which are beautiful and practical, which can mean something for them and enrich them.”

For Hundertwasser art should be associated with individual creativity. He was skeptical about the mass production of things and hostile to the purely functional architecture. He was sure that his sketches can preserve their harmonious beauty only through manual work.