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

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

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

To review and evaluate the artistic work of Friedensreich Hundertwasser stands only through the prism of his architectural projects. Just knowing the whole philosophical concept of this unusual creative person, you can understand what he had in mind when drawing his emotional colorful paintings.

“A straight line is immoral,” the master maintained, and this is why Hundertwasser doesn’t have it in his paintings. The work “It hurts to wait for love if love is somewhere else” was no exception - the boxes of houses are somehow curved, forming irregular projections. In addition, the artist deprived his houses of roofs, erecting instead the domes that he loved so much. But the most recognizable detail is the windows. At home, according to Friedrich Shtovasser (and this is what a truly eccentric architect and artist was called), should consist entirely of windows.

So in the 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. It is as if she is waiting for something, directing a careful 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 kind of unsuccessful love, and the viewer can only guess or fantasize about how events developed.

When we suffer, it seems that the whole world suffers with us. So 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 having failed on this front, he decided to remain a bachelor forever, devoting time only to himself. In old age, he boasted that in all his life he had about 30 girlfriends living around the globe.


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