Paul Wunderlich:
Painting "In the Campagna" uframed


Paul Wunderlich:
Painting "In the Campagna" uframed

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Limited, 1.200 copies | Numbered | Signed | Colour lithograph on handmade paper | Unframed | Size 51.2 x 68.5 cm

Paul Wunderlich: Painting "In the Campagna" uframed

The portrait of Goethe, created by Wunderlich is a brilliant homage to the great poet. It is a reverence of the painter Tischbein, who created the portrait of Goethe in Campagna in 1786-87. The portrait is not only the "typical Wunderlich" with the manieristic style elements. In the background there appear cooling tower of the powerful work: a sign of Goethe's topicality, his work as the power-house of the culture and the sign that can change the surrounding.

Original color lithograph in 4 colors on Zerkall handmade paper. Limited edition of 1.200 pieces, numbered and hand signed. VMS-No. 808. Unframed. Sheet size 51.2 x 68.5 cm.

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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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