Friedensreich Hundertwasser:
(APA 378/XII) Wall relief "Tree Tenant"


Friedensreich Hundertwasser:
(APA 378/XII) Wall relief "Tree Tenant"

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ars mundi special edition | Limited, 999 copies | Hand-numbered | Porcelain | With gold and 13 special colors | Format 33 x 41 cm | Gift box with gold print | Three different color cords

Friedensreich Hundertwasser: (APA 378/XII) Wall relief "Tree Tenant"

The wall relief "Tree Tenant" is a symbol of life in harmony with nature. Hundertwasser envisioned the tree tenant as a clear symbol of compensation to nature. Through the tree tenants, beauty and joy of life come back to peaceful coexistence with nature. The tree tenant is a donor, a piece of nature, a piece of home, a piece of spontaneous vegetation in the anonymous, sterile desert of the city. This exclusive product of Hundertwasser’s porcelain was produced in cooperation with the Royal Privileged Porcelain Manufactory Tettau). Already since 1794 the famous "T" from Bavaria has been a sign of experience, tradition and handicraft art, that are known and appreciated by collectors from all over the world. The high quality wall relief is trimmed with real gold and painted in 13 colors. Burned 3 times. Format 33 x 41 cm. Work number PM XI. Acc. to APA 378/IX. Strictly limited edition of 999 pieces, each numbered by hand. ars mundi special edition. Supplies: The high quality wall relief will be delivered in an exclusively black card board with gold print and three different colored cords for individual hanging.

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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.

Graphic or sculpture edition that was initiated by ars mundi and is available only at ars mundi or at distribution partner licensed by ars mundi.

Ceramic product made from kaolin, quartz and feldspar.

Porcelain is formed by turning or pressing. Figural representations are cast. Complex molds have to be cast in sections and then "applied". After molding, the pieces are dried and "burnt" at about 900 °C. After that, the glaze is applied and fired at temperatures between 1,240 °C and 1,445 °C. In major manufactures, the porcelain is painted by hand with each color separately and has to be burned in compliance with narrow temperature tolerances.

The porcelain was invented in China and became widespread in Europe in the 16th century. The first European porcelain factory was founded in Meissen in 1710.

Other famous European porcelain factories are Fürstenberg, Höchst, Schwarzburger Werkstätten, Lladró, Nymphenburg, KPM, Augarten, Sèvres, Limoges, Royal Copenhagen, Worcester. Individual factories label their products with the porcelain brands that serve to identify their origin.

Related links:
Schwarzburg Workshops of the Porcelain Art

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