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Born Friedrich Stowasser in 1928 (in reaction to the turbulence of world events, he made gradual changes to his name and fmally settled on the German words for "peaceful realm hundred water" in 1968), he lived most of his life in Vienna and died in 2000 while traveling on the Queen Elizabeth II between Europe and his New Zealand farm.

While Hundertwasser's formal artistic training was limited to three months at the Vienna Academy of Art, his painting and graphic design work enjoyed great commercial success. By the late 1970s, posters of his swirling urban landscape paintings (imagine a hybrid of Klimt and Chagall had they been working in Haight Ashbury during its heyday) hung above futons across Europe and North America.

In the 1970s Hundertwasser used his wealth and fame to speak out against what he saw as the soul-deadening effects of modern buildings. Deriding architects' adherence to symmetry and uniformity (he called straight lines "the tool of the devil"), he sought to create a more organic architecture that celebrated both nature and unschooled creativity.

By far the most well known of his buildings in Vienna is the Hundertwasser Haus, a block of 50 low-income apartments, constructed 1983-1985 in the style of the Spanish architect Gaudi in the former Thonet-houses.


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WaterStreetNorth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
I like your method of abstract.
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mecengineer Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
excellent
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pariah87 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
nice work, I like the atmosphere you've created
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
I am glad you like it :D
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akoSiTangLaw Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely.
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot.
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Sapphene Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student General Artist
I adore this shot so much. There's just something about it, maybe the fading of the colors and the focus. Maybe the style of the windows. It all contributes to this building that looks scrapped together and hidden away somewhere, where only a few people know. And those balconies! They lend a slight homey warmth without taking away from that almost eerie aura to it. Very magical; well done :clap:
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Sorry for the late reply, and thank you very much!
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Sapphene Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
oh haha, you're fine! :aww: I don't mind at all
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dukeofspade Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D i love this really
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myraincheck Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
rules are made to be broken :-)
awesome architecture, I love the blur effect and the tones here
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thankies :blush:
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DesiaB Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it. The background info is very interesting. A superb shot with a wonderful palette of colors. The contrast and shadows; including the lamp post and a little sky adds a touching intrigue. Thanks for sharing and educating:trophy:
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks you for this wonderful comment.
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The-Lady-Blue Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Student Photographer
I love the effects in this shot: the blur, the colors, it all works together to make something truly beautiful.
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot dear!
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The-Lady-Blue Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Student Photographer
You're welcome.
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Excellent title. Romantic colors and blurring effect.
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
I am glad you like it!
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Laura-Skeff Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
so interesting,thanks for sharing
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
I am glad you like it :D
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Teomy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
he he, svi smo je fotkali :D
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Teomy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
da da:)hah
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T-Brother Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nice too
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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T-Brother Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure;)
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SwiFecS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I've featured this beautiful work here - [link] :popcorn:::boogie::party::
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Vasil
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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SneachtaPix Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Love the style, capture and colours here, well done !!
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
hundertwasser - a great conceptional architect :clap:
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
Exactly!
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Isis78 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Beautiful shot! :heart:
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you!!!
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kayceeus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't go through your gallery without finding something else I love! I like how this goes from faded to color plus it's such a great building..
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Olga-Zervou Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
featured [link] :heart:
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much dear Olga!
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galipwolkan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
very good shot ;)
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
I am glad you like it.
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ftourini Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i 've been there!!:love: such a cool place!!! and a beautiful photo! :D
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Than I am even more glad that you like it! Thank you!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful image!!! ;)
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
Euxaristo file mou!
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LolaCraven Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Featured in my journal here => [link] !!! =)
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! Sorry for the late reply!
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LolaCraven Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
No worries :hug:
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blindone78 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Beautiful/prelepo!!
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hvala!
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aerendial Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
featured here -->[link]
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