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Vindobona Altarpiece I

graphite drawing on paper, 22" x 30" , begun 1981, finally completed 1993

should you consider ordering a print: a large file photo has been taken with a Hasselblad recently and is available here [link]

Companion piece to the previously submitted Vindobona Altarpiece III

Note: the center portion of this tryptych (Vindobona Altarpiece II) is, unfortunately, not available for publication. Sold in Europe, I have no photo record of it.
Image details
Image size
5946x4314px 11.7 MB
Pro 815
Shutter Speed
10/100 second
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 21, 2007, 12:05:48 PM
© 2007 - 2021 ArtOfTheMystic
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crazy-david's avatar
I love the overall arrangement of the things in this picture- the design, the composition and tonal display.
MBKKR's avatar
This piece is being featured here:[link] If you want your piece removed please let me know.
Thank you.
ArtOfTheMystic's avatar
Thanks - looks like I am in good company. Hope the "safe" filter is on ;)
MBKKR's avatar
Well thats where you're works belong ... in good company :D
anubis46's avatar
Looks like we both really like Hausner... :)
Excellent piece, I wish I could see it bigger!
ArtOfTheMystic's avatar
Already before I met him personally, there was a shift in my work towards his influence. I was worried about that, so I showed him the piece Selfportrait with the Critical Eye. He liked it and reassured me that I shouldn't worry about taking a page out his repertoire: "It's not a state secret, that's why we (Vienna School) publish it..."
anubis46's avatar
OMG...I wish he was still alive and I could meet him *sigh*
gromyko's avatar
damn...this is nice otto...i wasnt much of an illusionist but on my dali days, i made several but small scaled works...but i prefer ballpen...was this from life? i mean do you use models for figures?...Me, i just draw from memory...
Jeff1966's avatar
Something old, something new, something borrowed, and all in black and white. Love the feel of your works. Overactive imagination. Favs again.
Deborah-Valentine's avatar
I would like to see it in person. to marvel at your technique!
ArtOfTheMystic's avatar
Technique: alla prima. I cannot work from preliminary scetches. It bores me to death. Every piece has to be an exploration into uncharted territory. Other than that, it's pretty basic, technically. People think I have a lot of patience, but I don't. If it wasn't for the trip drawing and painting provides, I couldn't do it. For that reason, I cannot do commissions. In life drawing classes, I used to get off on tangents (previous conversation we had, I believe).
Deborah-Valentine's avatar
I am the same way however...i use some reference occasionally and only recently... but do my own thing with it.
Charly1978's avatar
very nice piece
SalHunter's avatar
Another stunning drawing, shame about the third part ... I would love to see what it was and see them all together!
ArtOfTheMystic's avatar
Next time I take a trip to Austria, but that will be a while, I think I have a chance to photograph it....
ChaosKatie's avatar
Simply wonderful!
chris10belgium's avatar
Very wise, cool, awesome ! :)
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