- Author: Friedensreich Hundertwasser
- Museum: Private collection
- Year: 1982 ⇐ Click image for larger version
Description of the picture:
Windows under the roof - Friedensreich Hundertwasser. 1982. 48 x 50 cm
Connoisseurs of creativity Friedensreich Hundertwasser will see in the work "Windows under the roof" a demonstration of one of the architectural tenets of the original master - the house should consist of windows. The artist expressed a surprising statement even in his book “The Manifesto of Moss Against Rationalism in Architecture,” and later, in his paintings and in architectural projects, he only confirmed this truth.
In the presented picture, the author portrayed only the roof, from which protruding striped stripes. The peaked top is literally filled with multi-colored windows. Windows, expressed in irregular contours of squares and rectangles, have this appearance by chance. Hundertwasser believed that windows should not go in a row, as if in the ranks - they "should dance." And the artist called standard windows in standard houses sad. Moreover, he once compared such houses with a concentration camp.
We see that some windows did not even completely fit into the space of the house, but the artist did not care about such trifles. On the houses designed by the author, you will not see at all that not identical windows, but in principle smooth lines - houses with all the bulges and waves seem to dance to a wonderful melody.
Throughout his entire creative life, the architect and artist Hundertwasser stubbornly insisted that the creator needed to be freed from linear thinking, and ordinary windows were just an example of such a primitive way of thinking.
On this roof there are windows like pores or eyes that give the building a mood. If people cannot paint the windows in different colors, then they should be allowed at least to paint the space around them at their discretion. But on paper or canvas the artist is his own master, and because of this, the windows under the roof shine with all the colors of rainbows - blue, orange, yellow, pink, green.
Joyful house on canvas certainly brings a smile. Or maybe it would be nice to live in such a house, or at least walk the streets that surround houses crowned with "big-eyed" roofs?
Other paintings by Hundertwasser
Hurts to wait for love
Houses under the snow
Shadow of stars
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