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1928 – The Famous Artist Hundertwasser Made Public Appearances in the Nude

1928 – The Famous Artist Hundertwasser Made Public Appearances in the Nude

Hundertwasser had a philosophy that a man has several “skins”. The first is a biological skin on the body, followed by clothing as a “second skin”, and after that house or apartment as a “third skin”. 

The famous Austrian painter and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser was born on this day. He was born under the name Friedrich Stowasser, which he later changed (the Slavic word “sto” he translated in German “hundert,” and the personal name that he took – Friedensreich – means “rich in peace”).

As an architect, he was unusual by the fact that he placed soil and lawns on roofs. Trees grew inside the rooms, stretching their branches outwards, the floors were uneven, and walls extremely colorful. In his paintings, he boldly applied expressive colors. He had eccentric public appearances and created his own clothes and footwear.

Hundertwasser had a philosophy that a man has several “skins”. The first is a biological skin on the body, followed by clothing as a “second skin”, and after that house or apartment as a “third skin” and so on. He was known for holding public speeches in the nude. Among his most famous architectural structures are the Hundertwasser House in Vienna, Bad Blumau spa in Styria, and Vienna’s famous garbage-incinerating plant.

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