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HUNDERTWASSER
“ Everyone is given an incredible capital of creativity
at birth; by the fact of birth everyone is linked to the
origins, to the cosmos. He is still in paradise, as it
were. This is a Garden of Eden of incredible
proportions, an infinity as limitless as the stars in the
sky. Everyone is as different from the others as one
star is from the others.”
Friedensreich Hundertwasser.


    He was born in 1928 in Vienna.

    Born Friedrich Stowasser, he changed his name to Friedensreich
    Hundertwasser.   His   Friedensreich Hundertwasser
                           name,
    means, "Peace-Kingdom Hundred-Water".

    He died in the year 2000 on his way from New Zealand to Europe on
    board the Queen Elizabeth 2.
    Hundertwasser was a painter, arquitect, ecologist and visionary.
Do you know what a
                      spiral is?
                      Out of a point in the
                      middle, a spiral spins
                      out in circles that get
                      bigger and bigger…




THE SMALL WAY, 1991
The Garden of the Happy Dead, 1953.
“To paint is to dream. When I paint, I dream. When the dream is over, I cannot remember
what it was about. But the picture remains. That is the harvest of my dreams.” Hundertwasser




                                                        What does the picture of
                                                        your dream look like?




                                                        WAIKATO ISLAND AND STEAMER OF RIO. 1977
The other names he chose for himself, Regentag and   Dunkelbunt,   can be translated to
     "Rainy day" and "Darkly multicoloured".




                                                               “ Dunkelbunt means:
                                                               glowing in pure, strong
                                                               and deep colours, a
                                                               little sad like seen on a
                                                               rainy day” Hundertwasser




RAINY DAY IN SIAM, 1977.

                                            Which ones are your favorite colours?
“ If you put a crown on your head, you are a king, and if you put on
two, you´re the emperor”. Hundertwasser




   HATS THAT WEAR YOU, 1982.
HUNDERTWASER AND
                                        NATURE




LANDSCAPE WITH SILVER STREAM, 1964.




  …THE ECOLOGIST

 …Hundertwasser’s thoughts are a
 philosophy of the aesthetic, life    ANTIPODE ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 1975.

 and art in harmony with nature.
“ There Are No Evils in Nature.
  There Are Only Evils of Man.”




       GREEN TOWN, 1973/78
BIRD SINGING IN A CITY TREE, 1951




“A community should
not consider it an
honour     how     much
spontaneous vegetation
it destroys; it should
rather be a point of
honour      for     every
community to protect as
much of its natural
landscape as possible.“
Hundertwasser.
HUNDERTWASSER ARCHITECT
         Window Right
         “A person in a rented
         apartment must be able to
         lean out of his window and
         scrape off the masonry
         within arm's reach. And he
         must be allowed to take a
         long    brush   and     paint
         everything outside within
         arm's reach, so that it will
         be visible from afar to
         everyone in the street that
         someone lives there who is
         different     from       the
         imprisoned, enslaved, standa
         rdised man who lives next
         door.”
         Hundertwasser,      January
         22, 1990
“When we dream alone it is
only a dream, but when many
dream together it is the
beginning of a new reality”
Friedensreich hundertwasser




HUNDERTWASSER WORKING ON THE PAPER MODEL
FOR THE “ CUT EYE” HOUSE, 1985,
There Are No Evils in Nature.
There Are Only Evils of Man.
When man thinks he has to correct nature, it is an irreparable mistake every time.
A community should not consider it an honour how much spontaneous vegetation it destroys; it should rather
be a point of honour for every community to protect as much of its natural landscape as possible.

The brook, the river, the swamp, the riverside wetlands as they are, the way God created them, must be
sacred and inviolable to us.

Correcting a stream only has evil effects, which are expensive in the end: the lowering of water tables, the
destruction of forests, the transformation of large areas into steppes, no regeneration of the water, which
runs off too fast. The river wetlands can no longer fulfill their sponge-like function: the absorption of
excess water and slow feedback in dry spells, like a good piggy bank in times of emergency.

The regulated brook becomes a sewer. Fish die, and there are no fish in the brook because they cannot swim
through the regulated channel. Floods, with all their devastating consequences, all the more after regulation.
Because too much water runs off too quickly, converging in great quantity without any chance of being
absorbed by the earth and the vegetation.

Only a stream with a high waterline flowing irregularly can produce pure water, regulate the water household
and conserve the fish and animal populations to the benefit of man and his agriculture.

Now, almost too late, this age-old adage is being recognised and the courses of rivers and streams, which
had been straightened in concrete channels, are being destroyed in order to restore the previous irregular
state.                                             What                                              irony!
So     why     regulate    a     stream     if    you     have     to    deregulate     it    afterwards?

Hundertwasser, May, 1990

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Hundertwasser

  • 2. “ Everyone is given an incredible capital of creativity at birth; by the fact of birth everyone is linked to the origins, to the cosmos. He is still in paradise, as it were. This is a Garden of Eden of incredible proportions, an infinity as limitless as the stars in the sky. Everyone is as different from the others as one star is from the others.” Friedensreich Hundertwasser. He was born in 1928 in Vienna. Born Friedrich Stowasser, he changed his name to Friedensreich Hundertwasser. His Friedensreich Hundertwasser name, means, "Peace-Kingdom Hundred-Water". He died in the year 2000 on his way from New Zealand to Europe on board the Queen Elizabeth 2. Hundertwasser was a painter, arquitect, ecologist and visionary.
  • 3. Do you know what a spiral is? Out of a point in the middle, a spiral spins out in circles that get bigger and bigger… THE SMALL WAY, 1991
  • 4. The Garden of the Happy Dead, 1953.
  • 5. “To paint is to dream. When I paint, I dream. When the dream is over, I cannot remember what it was about. But the picture remains. That is the harvest of my dreams.” Hundertwasser What does the picture of your dream look like? WAIKATO ISLAND AND STEAMER OF RIO. 1977
  • 6. The other names he chose for himself, Regentag and Dunkelbunt, can be translated to "Rainy day" and "Darkly multicoloured". “ Dunkelbunt means: glowing in pure, strong and deep colours, a little sad like seen on a rainy day” Hundertwasser RAINY DAY IN SIAM, 1977. Which ones are your favorite colours?
  • 7. “ If you put a crown on your head, you are a king, and if you put on two, you´re the emperor”. Hundertwasser HATS THAT WEAR YOU, 1982.
  • 8. HUNDERTWASER AND NATURE LANDSCAPE WITH SILVER STREAM, 1964. …THE ECOLOGIST …Hundertwasser’s thoughts are a philosophy of the aesthetic, life ANTIPODE ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 1975. and art in harmony with nature.
  • 9. “ There Are No Evils in Nature. There Are Only Evils of Man.” GREEN TOWN, 1973/78
  • 10. BIRD SINGING IN A CITY TREE, 1951 “A community should not consider it an honour how much spontaneous vegetation it destroys; it should rather be a point of honour for every community to protect as much of its natural landscape as possible.“ Hundertwasser.
  • 11. HUNDERTWASSER ARCHITECT Window Right “A person in a rented apartment must be able to lean out of his window and scrape off the masonry within arm's reach. And he must be allowed to take a long brush and paint everything outside within arm's reach, so that it will be visible from afar to everyone in the street that someone lives there who is different from the imprisoned, enslaved, standa rdised man who lives next door.” Hundertwasser, January 22, 1990
  • 12. “When we dream alone it is only a dream, but when many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality” Friedensreich hundertwasser HUNDERTWASSER WORKING ON THE PAPER MODEL FOR THE “ CUT EYE” HOUSE, 1985,
  • 13. There Are No Evils in Nature. There Are Only Evils of Man. When man thinks he has to correct nature, it is an irreparable mistake every time. A community should not consider it an honour how much spontaneous vegetation it destroys; it should rather be a point of honour for every community to protect as much of its natural landscape as possible. The brook, the river, the swamp, the riverside wetlands as they are, the way God created them, must be sacred and inviolable to us. Correcting a stream only has evil effects, which are expensive in the end: the lowering of water tables, the destruction of forests, the transformation of large areas into steppes, no regeneration of the water, which runs off too fast. The river wetlands can no longer fulfill their sponge-like function: the absorption of excess water and slow feedback in dry spells, like a good piggy bank in times of emergency. The regulated brook becomes a sewer. Fish die, and there are no fish in the brook because they cannot swim through the regulated channel. Floods, with all their devastating consequences, all the more after regulation. Because too much water runs off too quickly, converging in great quantity without any chance of being absorbed by the earth and the vegetation. Only a stream with a high waterline flowing irregularly can produce pure water, regulate the water household and conserve the fish and animal populations to the benefit of man and his agriculture. Now, almost too late, this age-old adage is being recognised and the courses of rivers and streams, which had been straightened in concrete channels, are being destroyed in order to restore the previous irregular state. What irony! So why regulate a stream if you have to deregulate it afterwards? Hundertwasser, May, 1990