Hundertwasser: In the Wake of the Vienna Secession

Atelier des Lumières

Paris

13 APR 2018 - 11 NOV 2018
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Created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto, and Massimiliano Siccardi, with the musical collaboration of Luca Longobardi, the exhibition ‘Hundertwasser: in the Wake of the Vienna Secession’ immerses visitors in the work of the Viennese painter and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928– 2000). A painter and architect, he was the inheritor of the Vienna Secession, several decades later. He embodied an artistic revival, which was heavily influenced by the revolution instigated by Klimt. His paintings and architectural work, which are firmly rooted in a respect for nature and man, embody the source of life and the elements. Like Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, the artist abandoned perspective, using instead a succession of planes, and, like them, he preferred more expressive lines to the straight line, creating irregular forms. He stated that: ‘The straight line is a man-made danger because it is completely alien to mankind, to life, to all creation’.