Paul Wunderlich:
‘Venus Necklace’ with cultured pearl, .925 sterling silver

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.925 sterling silver + cultured pearl | numbered | signed | silver stamp | pendant 5 cm | necklace Ø 13,5 cm | signed certificate

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Paul Wunderlich: ‘Venus Necklace’ with cultured pearl, .925 sterling silver

Venus is the goddess of love and beauty. She is also called the foam-arisen because after her birth she is said to have risen out of the whitecaps at the island Cyprus. Renaissance painters associated the birth of the goddess of love with a mussel like Sandro Botticelli in his famous painting ‘The Birth of Venus’. No question, Paul Wunderlich was inspired by Botticelli's interpretation. But what did he do with it! With the imagination of an artist and the precision of a mathematician he developed an ideal, which does not deny the source of its representation and yet transcends the reality.

The ‘Venus Necklace’ by Paul Wunderlich consists of a slightly curved oval inside which in a frosted concave there is a shimmering precious cultured pearl. Outside the shell-shaped necklace is polished so that there appears an attractive contrast between the two surfaces, the internal and the external. The necklace is made of solid sterling silver. On the back it is provided with the signature of the artist, with the numbering and the silver stamp.

Necklace of .925 sterling silver with a Japanese cultured pearl, numbered and signed, with the official silver stamp. Height of the pendant 5 cm. Diameter of the hoop 13.5 cm. Every copy is delivered with the certificate signed by the artist.

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Paul Wunderlich1927-2010

Paul Wunderlich was one like no other creative artists of our time to the really stylish visual artists of modernity. In 1960, confiscated the Hamburg public prosecutor of his works as "offensive". Three years later, the fledgling Paul Wunderlich as a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts is appointed. Numerous awards such as the Edwin-Schaff Prize honours the Graphic Biennials in Ireland, Taiwan and Bulgaria have made Wunderlich international acclaim. As the only German artist, he was elected into the French "Académie des Beaux Arts". Paul Wunderlich lived and worked until his death in June 2010, alternately in Hamburg and France.

Sculptor and painter born in 1927 in Eberswalde near Berlin, studied painting at the art school in the Orangery of Eutin Castle. Immediately after the war, he went to the Hamburg Academy of fine arts and studied graphics. After completing his education, he stayed there just as a drawing teacher and became a professor in 1963.

At the beginning of the 50s he met Emil Nolde and Oskar Kokoschka and expressed under their guidance the reproductions of their works. He even developed a very unconventional style, the Mannerist and surreal, but also elements of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco. His themes was referring to the German history, for example in the cycle "20.July 1944 ". Later it was erotic and has sexual motives, the more important it with delicacy and also a track morbidity items. In 1960, such print series for alleged immoral pursued by the public prosecutor's office.

In the 60s, he began to work for photographs by Karin Szekessy. In 1968 he gave up his Professorship, he made several study trips to New York and in the Switzerland. Since then he worked at commemorated aestheticized everyday objects, which were in line with the cleverly elaborated imagery of his paintings.

"His works are recognized all over the world, appreciated, and purchased by a wide audience", writes Paul Wunderlich biographer Jens Christian Jensen, "art connoisseurs agree: Paul Wunderlich is the main master of fantastic realism, and one of the few seminal artists of our time."

"From the platitudes that are spread about his life's work has only a substance: the knowledge that Paul Wunderlich was the unmatched after Picasso masters of lithography." (Prof. Heinz Spielmann)

If one looks for the greatest masters in the control of the lithographic technique in its ways, no doubt. Deserved the laurel Paul Wunderlich "(Carl Vogel)
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