In late October 1992 Kurt Kocherscheidt visited his long-time friend Michel Whürthle on his property on Syros (Cyclades) in Greece. On the land owned by Whürthle, Kocherscheidt built his only site-specific sculpture “Tor der Winde,” a 6 meter-high door frame with several wooden doors, which because of its location on a hilltop, would open and close with the movement of the wind.
This sculpture would be the last Kocherscheidt would build, as he passed away soon after returning to Austria on November 13, 1992. —
1. “Tor de Winde,” 1992; wood and different wooden doors; Approximately 600 x 250 x 30 cm [HxWxD] (236,22 x 98,43 x 11,81”); Michel Würthle Collection, Insel Syros, Kykladen
2. Kocherscheidt with Michel Würthle building “Tor der Winde”, Syros, 1992. Photo: Elfie Semotan
RED-ah-man-SEE -- (n.) The act of loving one who loves in return; a love fully reciprocated.
Love ebbs and flows in infinite ways to the song of infinite definitions; but at the end of it all, it is something we give or it is something we're blessed to receive. The English language has many emotional words to describe the rollercoaster of love -- redamancy is rare in that it includes reciprocity. To give love that is not only received but returned, genuinely reflected. Redamancy is the reward, perhaps, after years of searching; or it is that idyllic memory for the restless wanderer. Redamancy is the state of love that illuminates the world when found, and darkens it when lost. .
~Wordeby's by Chanel Rion .
🦋 "The Kiss" (1907) by Gustav Klimt
🦋 Art Movement: Symbolism
🦋 The father of the Vienna Secession, Austrian Symbolist painter Klimt was known for his love of women -- which came through in his works. He was a loner, avoiding other artists and their influences, and was subsequently controversial for his passionate portrayal of the female form. In time, his paintings would earn a renown that would glow the world over.
🦋 "The Kiss" was produced by Klimt in a moment of artistic depression and panic. His career was in a severe downswing. "The Kiss" was bought before it was finished and broke records for its high price -- of $240,000 in today's dollar.
Kurt Kocherscheidt enjoyed building and working with his hands. In addition to his paintings and sculptures, he devoted time and creative energy to the farmhouse he and his wife, Elfie Semotan, bought in Jennersdorf. During the mid-1970s Kocherscheidt rebuilt and extended the property, largely acting as his own architect. In recognition of his work, the property was included in the “Österreichische Architektur im 20. Jahrhundert/Austrian Architecture in the 20th Century” by Friedrich Achleitner published by Museum moderner Kunst Wien or Architekturzentrum Wien (vol. III/3) in 1983. Kocherscheidt began to split his time equally between Vienna and Jennersdorf. His then-new studio became the location where he produced a large part of his later work. The expanded space made it possible for him to work on larger formats shifting the scale of his paintings from previous decades.
Currently on view at @galerieheikecurtze in Vienna, “Ohne Titel” from 1990. The painting is part of a group exhibition organized by the gallery featuring Günter Brus, Thomas Kaminisky, Kurt Kocherscheidt, Bernd Koller, Christoph Mayer, and Paul Wallach.
Four years prior to painting this work, Kocherscheidt wrote one of the few poems he penned entitled “Trumm und Splitter, ein elegischer Ansatz” (Rock And Splinter, An Elegiac Approach). The visual qualities of simplicity and creation by elimination—which would define Kocherscheidt’s work from the 1990s— were described by him in this earlier poem. A fragment reads in its original German version from 1986 as: “Ein Trumm rumpelt in seiner Wanne, haut sich Splitter ab und ist wie sein eigener Bildhauer. Zellen teilen sich in Spiegelbilder, Schwierigkeiten mit der Symmetrie. Schliesslich bleiben Pinsel stecken wie in Kleister, Spachteln kommen ihnen zu Hilfe.” In English (translated in 2017 by Andrew Horsfield):
“A rock rattles around in its tub, knocks splinters off itself and is like its own sculptor. Cells divide in mirror images, difficulties with the symmetry. Eventually brushes get stuck as if in paste, trowels come to their aid.” The exhibition will be on view at Galerie Heike Curtze (Seilerstätte 15, Wien) from February 12 to April 12, 2019.
“The Virgin” by Gustav Klimt, is full of sensuality and color. The maiden practically leap off the canvas. Klimt’s portrayal of a woman that was sexual, but non-threatening was virgin territory to him. This was one of the last paintings Klimt completed before he died in 1918. He left behind an unfinished painting titled The Bride that was meant to be a companion piece to The Virgin. #gustavklimt#klimt#thevirgin#themaiden#art#austrianpainter#oiloncanvas#classicart
Oskar Kokoschka war ein österreichischer Maler, Grafiker und Schriftsteller der Moderne und des Expressionismus. Er wurde am 01.03.1886 in Pöchlarn, Österreich geboren.
Er war in einer 3 jährigen unerfüllten obsessiven Beziehung zu Alma Mahler verstrickt, in dieser Zeit entstandenen aber einige wichtige Werke. 1918 bestellte er in München eine lebensgroße Puppe von ihr, die er in einer Kutsche spazieren führte und auch Kleider kaufte. Nach einem Wutanfall warf er sie aus dem Fenster, was zu polizeilichen Ermittlungen führte, da man Mord vermutet.
3. Alma Mahler 1912
4. Peer Gynt 1972
5. Galathea 1953 #oskarkokoschka#happybirthday#almapuppe#austrianpainter#moderne#expressionismus
4601 March, 2019
A lot of new watercolour works are to see in my studio! Exhibition at 2 stages! My works are an investment- visit my artgallery in Lungau: www.ganatschnig.com