In the style of… Hundertwasser

Tree – mixed media, 2016
Tree – mixed media on watercolour paper, 2016
A tree in the neighbourhood, Christchurch ~ original photograph, 2015
A tree in the neighbourhood, Christchurch ~ original photograph, 2015

Austrian/New Zealand artist, architect and visionary Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928–2000) was an amazing person and he is one of my favourite artists. His work is colourful and exuberent, bold and quirky, unique and significant.

If you’re not familiar with Hundertwasser, you can visit to read about him, his art and his philosophy. ‘Blobs grow in beloved gardens’ 1975 and ‘Green town’ 1978 are just two of the beautiful artworks that inspired my tree painting.

I’m not sure if I like ‘Tree’ or not… but I do like knowing that I’ll never look at another tree the same way again!

In the style of… posts are where I use my own photographs as a starting point and draw inspiration from some of the world’s greatest artists and illustrators. It’s not about copying someone else’s art; it’s an experiment in seeing things differently.

5 thoughts on “In the style of… Hundertwasser

  1. Hi Catherine, I like Hundertwasser too, ever since my mother brought home a big thick coffee table book of his architecture. He’d have either loved or considered the asymmetry of Portland Oregon’s town planning the laughing stock of the country. Check out the Grobschnitt “Merry Go Round” Album cover (also a great band of you like prog rock!)

    1. Hi Mason. Interesting album cover! Hundertwasser is one of my art heroes (and world famous in New Zealand). Such an inspiration. Thanks for your comments, Anna

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