Ernst Fuchs:
Sculpture "My Unicorn Pegasus", bronze
Ernst Fuchs:
Sculpture "My Unicorn Pegasus", bronze

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limited, 300 copies | numbered | signed | bronze | chased | patinated | size 39 x 19 x 29 cm (h/w/d) | weight 9.38 kg

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Sculpture "My Unicorn Pegasus", bronze
Ernst Fuchs: Sculpture "My Unicorn Pegasus", bronze

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Sculpture "My Unicorn Pegasus", bronze

Ernst Fuchs merges two mythical creatures of horse form: the unicorn and the winged horse Pegasus. Especially in heraldry, the unicorn is usually depicted to "jump" upright. Fuchs now raises it fully into the air as Pegasus. The idealist Pegasus is also considered to be a source of inspiration, as a hoofbeat on the mountain causes the muses' spring Hippukrene to spring up. In fact, both Pegasus and the unicorn have already arrived in the sky as constellations, with Pegasus bordering the constellation of the swan: If you look at the horn on the forehead of Ernst Fuchs' sculpture, you notice that it is not straight but curved like a swan's neck.

"The constant companion of my arts, the unicorn, is also the originator of all transformations. The unicorn is the heraldic sign of my efforts to create the total work of art. Now it has risen to become Pegasus. In my work, the two myths have now united. Even the horn has become recognisable in its resemblance to Lohengrin's swan as a sign of his arrival from the Grail. My unicorn Pegasus is the symbol of a new dimension of my arts and their summary in the total work of art. To the friends of my art and especially to you - most sincerely dedicated." (Ernst Fuchs)

Edition in bronze, cast using the Lost-Wax-Process, chiselled and patinated by hand. Limited to 300 numbered and signed copies. Size 39 x 19 x 29 cm (h/w/d). Weight 9.38 kg.

About Ernst Fuchs

1930-2015

Ernst Fuchs, born in Vienna in 1930, already presented his works to the public in 1946/47 together with other young artists during his studies at the Vienna Academy. He was one of the co-founders of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism.

This art movement emerged in Vienna around 1945 and deliberately set itself apart from abstract art. In their works, the artists dealt with French Surrealism, the experiences of New Objectivity and metaphysical painting as well as the fantastic elements of Viennese pre-war art. Ernst Fuchs' work has had a decisive influence on our understanding of 20th-century art.

The motifs are complex allegories depicting human afflictions between life and death. Biblical and mythological representations dominate. The motifs of the Old and New Testaments are deliberately enigmatic and visionary in expression. These riddles are meant to bring knowledge and solution to the viewer as well as to the artist.

His engagement with the heterogeneous art traditions led him to his historicism. He mixed the styles, sometimes in a polemical way. In his first book, "Architectura Caelestis: Images of the Hidden Prime of Styles" first published in 1964, he set out his artistic conception.

The imaginative pictorial inventions, often alienated by surreal elements, evoke something mystical and often erotic. Fuchs' entire oeuvre is repeatedly permeated by biblical motifs. They all culminate in the unique book, the Ernst Fuchs Bible.

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