Prof. Ernst Fuchs dies age 85 - some of his paintings

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Prof Fuchs died today age 85, for me he was one of the greatest painters of his generation. Some of his students include: H.R. Giger, Mati Klarwein (f.e.: Mati did the Abraxas cover of Satana, and the bitches brew cover of Miles Davis), Bob Venosa, De Es Schwertberger and others


I met him on a couple of occasions and also received some teachings on painting technique from him, but I mainly studied with his students f.e.: Prof. Rubinov-Jacobson and De Es Schwertberger


Ok some Artwork:


the whore babylon



Aphrodite and Perseus on the isle of eyes (Arcadia)



Job and the Judgement of Paris



Cherub of Shin



Adam Mysticus



Maybe you have a little glimpse of his mystical genius through the tiny pictures I posted (many of the paintings are huge and the colors are insanely vibrant).


he had several visions of cherubim that he perceived as luminous beings that appeared to be made out of jewels and crystals - ever since that time he tried to capture his visions on canvas. It is very hard to disrcibe seeing his work in actuality, it is one of the most powerful experiences I ever had with art, they are very exstatic paintings and in some way transmit strange knowledge about art and the psyche - Fuch himself says that he is in trance when he paints


If you ever come to Vienna go to his Museum - he renovated an old Otto Wagner Villa in Hütteldorf, its one of my favourit places in Austria and I spend many hours there


if people here can read german then I recommend his book architecture cealestis - auf der suche nach dem verschollen stil


in this book he traces his artistic development back to his first encounters with the surrealists (notably Dali - they became good friends) and his visionary encounters with cherubim and prophets of the old and new testament - he found what he called a "hidden prime of style" that surfaces in every generation of painters - a style of painting that captures the spiritual essence of humanity


he lists William Blake, Gustave Moreau and many others as painters who tapped into the spiritual dimension and could express these visions directly


its a great book on mysticism, visionary encounters and art (a very different form of art, that has nothing to do with all the modern crap of the art market)


well he said many strange and beautiful things about art and life

one of my favourit statements - He said about himself that he was the reincarnation of Dürer :)

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Some more works





I dont know the title of this work - and it is only a small part of the painting



also I dont know the title of this aquarell



The Anti Laocoon (a huge pencil drawing)


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I true master !   Thanks for sharing. 


Unto him from whose eyes the veil of life hath been lifted ; may he be granted the further accomplishment of his true Wills; whether he will absorption in the Infinite, or to be united with his chosen and preferred, or to be in contemplation, or to be at peace, or to achieve the labor and heroism of incarnation on this planet or another, or in any Star, or aught else, unto him may there be granted the accomplishment of his will. 

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