Hundertwasser's comment on the work

Micheline had the big almond eyes which I then adopted from Brô. Unfortunately, Brô and Bernard were already in love with her. (from: Cat. Albertina, Vienna, 1974, p. 140)It was the summer of 1949. All three were ferociously different from all other mortals. They acted as if it were only natural that the rebirth of human, religious and artistic culture in the world depended on them alone. They represented a programme, a universal ideology they had conceived themselves. I had never seen the like.With a beard or shaven head, in a Chinese hair style, very simple, elegant clothing in a clever style they had created and sewn themselves, like in ancient Egypt. Barefoot or in sandals, also of their own special design, they were in themselves a wandering exhibition of the fashion of future centuries. There was nothing about them of the picturesque Bohemian, their comportment had the seriousness of the pioneer, of a better world which was infinitely more beautiful and just. Attaining the highest level through beauty was no longer a utopia, but a way, a procedure which was thoroughly real and viable. Brô and Bernard outdid each other in their sartorial, pictoral, philosophical and literary inventiveness and in their human prowess, with Micheline as arbiter, whose immense eyes, Egyptian nose and long black hair dominated everything. (translated from: Cat. Brô, Paysages et Figures, Abbaye-aux-Dames, Caen, 1996)

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MICHELINE, RENE BRO, BERNARD, DOM UND TURM VON SIENA
MICHELINE, RENE BRO, BERNARD, DOM UND TURM VON SIENA
MICHELINE, RENE BRO, BERNARD, CATHEDRAL AND SPIRE OF SIENA
MICHELINE, RENE BRO, BERNARD, LA TOUR ET LA CATHEDRALE DE SIENNE

Siena, 1949
Painted in Siena, August 1949
340 mm x 250 mm
Pencil and watercolour on yellow Italian market paper
KunstHausWien, Vienna

  • Albertina, Vienna, 1974
  • Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1975
  • World Travelling Museum Exhibition:
  • Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1975
  • Musée de l'Etat, Luxembourg, 1975
  • Musée Cantini, Marseille, 1975
  • A.S.U. Hall, Cairo, 1975
  • The Tel Aviv Museum, 1976
  • Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw, 1976
  • National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, 1976
  • Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, 1976
  • Musée Dynamique, Dakar, 1976
  • Seibu Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1977
  • Yokohama Citizen's Gallery, 1977
  • Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1977
  • South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 1977
  • Pretoria Art Museum, 1977
  • Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, 1977
  • Museu de Arte, São Paulo, 1977
  • Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, 1977
  • Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, 1978
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1978
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1978
  • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1978
  • Mücsarnok, Budapest, 1978
  • Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, 1979
  • Seedamm-Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon/Lake Zurich, 1979
  • Palazzo Barberini, Rome, 1980
  • Palazzo Reale, Milan, 1980
  • Henie/Onstad Stiftelser Kunstsentret, Høvikodden,1980
  • Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1980/81
  • Secession, Vienna, 1981
  • Kulturhaus, Graz, 1981
  • Neue Berliner Galerie, East Berlin, 1981
  • Helsinkin kaupungin taidemuseo, Helsinki, 1981
  • Sala Dalles, Bucharest, 1981/82
  • Schipka Gallery, Sofia, 1982
  • Barbican Art Gallery, London, 1983
  • City Art Gallery, York, 1983
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  • KunstHausWien, Vienna April 1991 - 1997
  • Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, 1998
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  • Travelling exhibition 1998/99:
  • Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1998
  • Museum "EKi", Kyoto, 1998
  • Sakura City Museum of Art, Chiba, 1998/99
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  • Mittelrhein-Museum, Koblenz, 2001
  • Galerie im Alten Rathaus, Prien am Chiemsee, 2002
  • Minoritenkloster, Tulln, 2004
  • KunstHausWien, Vienna, November 2005
  • Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 2015
  • Nationalgalerie, Prag, 2015
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, pp. 164-166 (and c)
  • G. Illetschko, Planet Hundertwasser, Munich, 2012, p. 21 (c)
  • Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, 1964, p. 97
  • Albertina, Vienna, 1974, pp. 141 (c), 203
  • Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1975, p. 97 (c)
  • Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1975, p. 107 (c)
  • Musée de l'Etat, Luxembourg, 1975, p. 107 (c)
  • Musée Cantini, Marseille, 1975, p. 107 (c)
  • A.S.U. Hall, Cairo, 1975, p. 107 (c)
  • The Tel Aviv Museum, 1976, p. 107 (c)
  • Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw, 1976, p. 97 (c)
  • National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, 1976, p. 97 (c)
  • Supplementary edition Reykjavik, 1976, p. 26
  • Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, 1976, p. 107 (c)
  • Supplementary edition no. 2, Copenhagen, 1976, p. 12
  • Musée Dynamique, Dakar, 1976, p. 107 (c)
  • Seibu Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1977, p. 107 (c)
  • South African National Gallery, Cape Town / Pretoria Art Museum, 1977, p. 107 (c)
  • Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro / Museu de Arte, São Paulo / Palácio Itamaraty, Brasilia, 1977, p. 107 (c)
  • Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, 1977, p. 107 (c)
  • Supplementary edition Caracas, 1977 (b), cat. Grabados 43
  • Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, 1978, p. 107 (c)
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1978, p. 107 (c)
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1978, p. 107 (c)
  • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1978, p. 107 (c)
  • Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, 1979, cat. 31
  • Seedamm-Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon/Lake Zurich, 1979, p. 97 (c)
  • Palazzo Barberini, Rome, 1980, p. 107 (c)
  • Sonja Henies og Niels Onstads Stiftelser Kunstsentret, Høvikodden, 1980, p. 107 (c)
  • Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1980, p. 91 (c)
  • Secession, Vienna, 1981, p. 91 (c)
  • Kulturhaus, Graz, 1981, p. 91 (c)
  • Neue Berliner Galerie, East Berlin, 1981, p. 26 (and c)
  • Helsingin kaupungin taidemuseo, Helsinki, 1981, p. 107 (c)
  • Barbican Art Gallery, London, 1983, p. 107 (c)
  • Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, 1998, p. 15 (c)
  • Travelling exhibition 1998/99: Japan, p. 38 (c)
  • Minoritenkloster, Tulln, 2004, p. 41 (c)
  • Gegen den Strich. Werke 1949-1970, Kunsthalle Bremen, 2012/13, p. 14 (c)
  • Künstler und Propheten. Eine geheime Geschichte der Moderne 1872 - 1972, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 2015, p. 309 (c)