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I am convinced for example that the act of creation has the nature of a spiral.
From: THE SPIRAL, 1974
I should perhaps like to be known as the magician of vegetation or something similar We are in need of magic I fill a picture until it is full with magic, as one fills up a glass with water
I believe, and I am absolutely certain, and therefore I believe, that painting is a religious occupation
From: HUNDERTWASSER ON HUNDERTWASSER, 1975
For painting is like prayer
Painting is an act of devotion, of harmony with oneself and the world, of self-discovery, of seeking and inspiration, of insight.
From: TAPE-RECORDED LETTER BY HUNDERTWASSER
TO THE STUDENTS OF THE MASTER SCHOOL AT THE ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN VIENNA, 1982
In the age of reproduction and duplication and mass production I am proud of having been the first to transform and vanguish the assembly line. When the machine produces originals it will lose its terror and cease to be an assembly line. When the sheets of an edition are as different from each other as the leaves of a tree, and all leaves, each single one, have their individuality, one feels really as a creator.
From: ON ORIGINAL GRAPHIC, 1984
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