Ernst Fuchs – street singers and Kaiser wish I will be

Ernst Fuchs - street singers and Kaiser wish I will be

, Ernst Fuchs – street singers and Kaiser wish I will be

  His trademark is the colored cap, and only for this fashionable idea of the masters of self-presentation is almost as famous as for his paintings. Ernst Fuchs – painter, sculptor, architect, composer, stage designer, book author and philosopher rolled into one – is considered one of the few universal artistic genius of our time, a Universalist, as it gave him no more since the Renaissance. The co-founder and next Friedensreich Hundertwasser known representative of the Viennese school of magic realism in the arts of the 20th Century, an exceptional phenomena that float in a strange way his large and colorful images from Renaissance paintings, Art Nouveau and postmodernism, they combine elements of all major figurative painting styles together, often refer to unite on symbolism and surrealism, the sublime and the kitsch, the desert and the beauty of one another and with all due respect of certain models but always original and distinctive.

The documentary filmmaker Jurgen Haase has wanted in his film, Ernst Fuchs – street singers and Emperor I will be visiting the artist in his residence in the Principality of Monaco and extensively interviewed. Willingly, courteous and sometimes pensive Fuchs provides information about his background, his life, his experience, incomparable to the eccentric Viennese Art is always charming. Interview passages are interrupted by trips to the just-remembered places and times, but unfortunately this one has all too often the feeling that cities like Vienna, Paris or Jerusalem really see through the eyes of the painter. Instead, the camera often indulges in cliches about the artist’s life and produced few surprises, or unmistakable. In this way, the film often remains on the surface and it can only in a few moments telling insights into the mind of Ernst Fuchs throw, like the fascination with the imagery of idiosyncratic visionaries so little transfer to the spectator.

At groundbreaking portraits of artists such as Peter Schamoni Films about Max Ernst (Max Ernst – Mein vagabonding – my restlessness, 1991) and Niki de Saint Phalle (Niki de Saint Phalle: Who is the monster you or I? 1996) extends Haase Film not approach, but he remains too much on distance and leaves are not the imagination of the master of the fantastic. Too bad that the colorful and fascinating person of Ernst Fuchs was not drawn with greater luminosity.

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: , Ernst Fuchs – Street Singer and Kaiser wish I will be Country of production: Germany Year of production: 2005 Length: 95 (min .) material: Progress Film Distribution

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