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Fantastic Paintings from the Inner Worlds – Fritz Hörauf

By Luphil

This morning I went to the post office to pick up a parcel with a book I had ordered from Amazon: the art book of Fritz Hörauf with all his paintings, drawings, sculptures and architecture. I had ordered it before it had been published, and now I unpacked it with keen interest and scrolled attentively through the entire book.

Fantastic Paintings from the Inner Worlds – Fritz Hörauf

Vistas into unknown silent worlds opened up, full of mythological creatures – elves, fairies and gnomes, gryphons, seers and sages, temples, magical landscapes and mysterious crystal caves, painted in the style of the Old Masters. Impressions from ancient Egypt, Greece or Renaissance-like spaces. Inner dimensions of elegiac beauty. Many of the paintings I had seen Summer 2009 in Fritz and Tamara’s apartment in Munich, where Fritz had introduced me to some secrets of his tremendous work.

Fantastic Paintings from the Inner Worlds – Fritz Hörauf

The Door of the Salamander (extract) (c) Fritz Hörauf, 1983, oil on canvas

Tamara, his wife, is a close and dear friend of mine and she is herself an artist, actor and poet. I had helped a bit planning the communication activities for the publication of this book and an exposition in the art-hall of the Herrenhof Mußbach in Germany, which is starting tomorrow with a vernissage (see the program). The title of the exposition is “Fantastic Art – Wanderers between the world”, where Fritz and an artist friend are presenting their works. Tamara told me that arranging and organising the exposition of 90 pieces of Fritz was a tremendous work – the biggest exposition of the oevre of Fritz up to now. And before they had been intensely working on the new book.

If you like to buy this very well done edition, you can do it via the publishing house Hirmer, or Amazon or another book shop, online and offline.

Fantastic Paintings from the Inner Worlds – Fritz Hörauf

Fritz Hörauf, born in 1949 and living since 1968 in Munich

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