Slide 1 - Mrs. Jackson`s Art Room

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
(1928 – 2000) is
considered to be one
of the most important
artists to have
emerged from
Europe since the end
of World War II. His
art style remains
unaligned with any
major art movement.
As a painter and an
architect, Hundertwasser
rejected the “straight line”
in any of his projects.
The “spiral” dominates
the flow of his paintings
athat are accentuated by
the use of vibrant color
which the artist make
himself from natural
pigments and ingredients
that ranged from chicken
eggs to metallic
Hundertwasser was born in Austria, but his influences span
the globe as he traveled and lived not only throughout Europe
but also in Africa and the South Pacific.
Austria will always be considered the primary foundation for
the artist as it is home to the Hundertwasser museum as
well as his most notable architectural projects. One of
these projects is the famous Hundertwasser haus which
draws thousands of people to Vienna each year.
paintings depict a very
worldly concern with
carefully chosen titles ad
subject matter, the artist
himself chose a life of
solitude with nature later
in his life. He resided
mainly in New Zeland
amongst his large
garden of plants and
trees from around the
Power Point by: Denise Jackson
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