Rudolf Hausner:
Sculpture "Adam Well Covered", bronze on marble base


Rudolf Hausner:
Sculpture "Adam Well Covered", bronze on marble base

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Limited, 1.250 exemplars | Serially numbered | Signed | bronze + Marble | Hand-made | Patinated | Partly polished | Format: 13 x 11 x 10 cm (W/H/D) | Overall height 20 cm | Weight ca. 2 kg

Rudolf Hausner: Sculpture "Adam Well Covered", bronze on marble base

Rudolf Hausner is the most important representative of the Viennese School of fantastic realism. His sculpture Adam Well Covered is a gem. At an overall height of 20 cm, this work is striking due to its concentration. The detailed head, whose heights and depths are modeled by light and shadows, is patinated in a luscious matt brown shade. A strange cap, suggesting turban and sailor cap elements, surrounds his head and radiates bright golden light, as the aureole of a worldly saint. On the back, Adam´s cap is acting as a shining globe, on which the surrounding world is reflected in reduced size.

Sculpture in bronze, patinated, partly polished. Hand-cast using the lost wax technique, mounted on a Marquinia marble base. Limited series of 1,250 exemplars, serially numbered and signed. Format: without base 13 x 11 x 10 cm (W/H/D). Overall height with base 20 cm. Weight ca. 2 kg.

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Rudolf Hausner, 1914-1995, is considered the most outstanding representatives of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism. In the 50s he became famous when he started to present in his works through the leitmotif figure of "Adam": "I can see the world only by myself!"

Rudolf Hausner's Œuvre is unique. All attempts to classify it in the usual categories of art history, must fail. Years ago, Wieland recognize Smith in the only psychoanalytic painter Hausner of Rudolf as equivalent enter into his reality and subconscious. The artist created the art character of Adam in his image because he knew no one better and deeper and was able to convey, as himself. "Painting, I enter into my subconscious and find important basics for my existence", Rudolf Hausner described his own contribution to the international surrealism.

With this guiding principle, the artist has created a form of the twentieth century: the curious, enlightened, helpless, but also skeptical contemporaries, who wants to go to the bottom of things. Identifying us with him, his work on the individual points. The collective self portrait of modern man succeeded in Hausner.

The chronology of his activities of the exhibition reads like a bulleted list of the cultural hotspots of the world: 1959 documenta II, Kassel; 1960 Guggenheim Museum, New York; 1963 Biennale Sao Paulo; 1980 Kunstlerhaus Vienna; 1982 Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon.

In 1994, the city of Vienna honoured Rudolf Hausner, who held professorships in Hamburg and in Vienna, with a major retrospective

Designation for an art object (sculpture, installation), which is produced according to the will of the artist in multiple copies in a limited and numbered edition.

Artist's multiple contributed to "democratization" of art as the work was made available and affordable for a wider audience.

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