Hundertwasser, Friedensreich

1995 Original Exhibition Poster - "The Four Solitudes" by Hundertwasser

$275.00
  • 1995 Original Exhibition Poster - "The Four Solitudes" by Hundertwasser

Hundertwasser, Friedensreich

1995 Original Exhibition Poster - "The Four Solitudes" by Hundertwasser

$275.00
Date: 1995
Size: 27.5 x 37 inches
Artist: Hundertwasser, Friedensreich

About the poster:

This poster was published in 1995 and depicts a painting called ''The Four solitudes'' made by artist Hundertwasser in 1979.

About the artist:

Hundertwasser was an Austrian-based New Zealand artist renowned for his work ''Hundertwasserhaus'' in Vienna, Austria, which has become a notable place of interest in the Austrian capital, characterized by imaginative vitality and uniqueness.

In the early 1950s, he entered the field of architecture. Hundertwasser also worked in the field of applied art, creating flags, stamps, coins, and posters.

Hundertwasser mobilized the power of his art in order to spread his message for a life in harmony with nature and individual creativity. He was a symbolic figure for a non-conformist way of life, a forerunner of environmental protection and drew a lot of inspiration from Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and even Antoni Gaudi's work.

A few comments by Hundertwasser on this particular poster: ''This is a picture about high water, like 609 Shipwreck. Even the trees are under water. I was living for two months with a French family I was friends within a castle on Corsica and put together picture grounds, primed and painted within the cool, thick walls, while streams of tourists passed by in the searing heat outside. I had this feeling of comfort when painting in the barrel vaults on Santorini, too, in the cool mountains of Tahiti, in the dwelling caves of Matmata in Tunisia, where I had to put on a sweater even though the hot desert was up above, and in my mill on the Kamp, where it was warm at my wood-burning stove while there were often sub-zero temperatures outside.''

This poster is in great condition, ready to be framed.