Hahnsäge, 1987
Mixed media: watercolour with acrylic priming, peace flag design on paper and other papers glued on linen with cellulose glue and PV; finished with acrylic priming, watercolour, egg tempera, acrylic, oil and Indian ink Chassis cross made by Hundertwasser; gold and silver leaf applied by Ralf Wittig, Zwettl Glued-on watercolours: 240 x 320 mm (flowers up), 570 x 340 mm (peace flag piece).
610 mm x 730 mm
Painted at Hahnsäge, April 5, and August 15, 1987 - signed Hahnsäge, December 18, 1987
Collection: Eisenberger Collection Vienna
Hundertwasser comment about the work:
People always do everything wrong to nature and themselves. Man seems to have one function on earth: to destroy himself. The nature of the plant world is always constructive. It is always the teacher, in the creative as well as the ecological sense. (from: Hundertwasser Architecture, Cologne, 1997, p. 36) Simply put: what man makes, is evil, what nature makes, is good. All this becomes in this painting a fable, a fairytale composition the way it always is with me. The trees have a silvery shine; something like vase of flowers can be seen; and when the painting is stood on its head, the vase turns into a kind of rain. I show the coexistence of human houses and "human-trees". (translated from the broschure: Kunstwerk, Die Hundertwasser Ausgabe der Brockhaus Enzyklopädie, n. p., 1989, p. 21)
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