Happy Hundertwasser Day!

Ok not a widely recognised celebration but when I was rummaging in a discount book store and I came across a great book on Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser, an Austrian born artist and architect who I’d never heard of previously.

And coincidently he was born on this date in 1928.

His art and architect is really distinctive – organic shapes and structures and really vivid bright colours

He called his theory of art “transautomatism“, focusing on the experience of the viewer rather than the artist.  Which gives his work a really unique feel.

Architecturally he was way ahead of his time, a great advocate of human and environmentally friendly buildings.  He believed that people were greatly influenced by their environment and his uplifting designs were certainly a great stand against cold, sterile architecture.

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