Austrian painting

"It hurts to wait for love, if love is somewhere else," Friedensreich Hundertwasser

  • Author: Friedensreich Hundertwasser
  • Museum: Private collection
  • Year: 1971
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Description of the picture:

It hurts to wait for love, if love is somewhere else - Friedensreich Hundertwasser. 1971. Screen printing.

To examine and evaluate the artistic creativity of Friedensreich Hundertwasser stands only through the prism of his architectural projects. Only having known the whole philosophical concept of this unusual creative person, one can understand what he meant by drawing his emotional colorful pictures.
"The straight line is immoral," the master argued, and from that in the paintings of Hundertwasser it is not. The work "It hurts to wait for love, if love is somewhere else" was no exception - the boxes of houses are somehow bent, forming the wrong projections. In addition, the artist deprived of their homes roofs, hoisted instead of the dome, which he loved so much. But the most recognizable part is the windows. Houses, according to Friedrich Shtovasser (that is the name for the truly eccentric architect and artist), should consist entirely of windows.
So in the presented picture with a long poetic name, the whole emotional essence is transmitted through the windows. In the window of the first floor of the right structure, we see the sad face of the girl. She seems to be waiting for something, directing a close look into space. From the program name of the work it becomes clear that we are talking about feelings. This is a story about some unsuccessful love, and the viewer can only guess or dream about how events developed.
When we suffer, it seems that the whole world suffers with us. Here and in the picture we see an allegorical tear in each window. Work, however, does not cause dramatic feelings due to the brightness of the palette, mosaic texture. Rather, it is a calm narrative on a lyrical theme.
It is known that Hundertwasser himself was twice married, but after suffering a fiasco on this front, he decided to remain a bachelor forever, devoting time only to himself. In his old age, he boasted that in his entire life he had about 30 girlfriends living around the globe.

Other paintings by Hundertwasser

Thirtieth day
Houses under the snow
Roof windows
Plot 1
Cathedral I
Shadow of stars

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