Hundertwasser, on the footsteps of the Viennese Secession

The short programme will focus on another artist who symbolised Viennese creativity: Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928–2000), the inheritor of the Secession.

Hundertwasser was a painter and architect whose work was inspired by the Viennese Secession movement a few decades later. His ideal city would be built of stone. Like Klimt and Schiele, Hundertwasser too abandoned perspective in favour of successive planes, and like them he too preferred a lively line describing irregular forms to a simple straight line. He felt that “straight lines are a man-made danger, as they are alien to the nature of humanity, of life, of all creation.” Vibrantly coloured facades are rhymed by windows with a wayward geometry, his lines unfurling to create a utopian world with nature as its model and humanity at its centre. His paintings are explosions of colour whose endless spiralling takes us on a voyage to the very wellspring of life and natural forces. 

In an explosion of colour, the Atelier des Lumières will establish a link between the various eras and provide a visual and musical journey through the creative works of the past and the present.

The short programme will focus on another artist who symbolised Viennese creativity: Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928–2000). Hundertwasser was a painter and architect whose work was inspired by the Viennese Secession movement a few decades later. In an explosion of colour, the Atelier des Lumières will establish a link between the various eras and provide a visual and musical journey through the creative works of the past and the present.

L’équipe de production

Bruno Monnier
CEO
Michael Couzigou
Director of Atelier des Lumières
Livia Lérès
Iconographer



L’équipe de réalisation

Gianfranco Iannuzzi
Artistic director
Renato Gatto
Director
Massimiliano Siccardi
Director and videomaker
Luca Longobardi
Composer