Austrian painter Ernst Fuchs dies aged 85

Published: Monday 9th November 2015 by The News Editor

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Austrian painter Ernst Fuchs, whose works combined a love of colour with clear lines and religious themes, has died aged 85.

Tillmann Fuchs, the artist’s son, said his father died on Monday but did not give any details about the cause of death.

Mr Fuchs was primarily known for his vivid paintings, but was also an internationally recognised sculptor, stage designer and print maker. He also composed music and wrote poetry.

He was a co-founder of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, which emphasised clarity and details as well as religious and esoteric symbolism.

Influenced in his early life by Gustav Klimt and his contemporaries, Fuchs’ later work focused on texture as well as colour.

He revived the traditional mixed technique, using egg tempera to build volume, and glazing it with oil paints mixed with resin to create a sparkling effect.

Published: Monday 9th November 2015 by The News Editor

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