The quiet, rare joy of enjoying the work of an artist previously not known.
Hans Robert Pippal
In a medium that’s my particular favourite and quite uncommon.
To top it further was the subject depicted.
Streets of Vienna from the late 20th century. Vital and vibrant.
There is a special fragile quality of paintings from the 1970s , 80s and 90s.
Artists were facing a challenge from photography like never before. Painting had not found its new space that it has today in the 2010s.
As art became more abstract and non-representative, paintings like these, masterly in their confidence and skill, depicting reality as it was, yet more than just a capture of the scene, were rare. A treasure for the viewer today.