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A detective story Hans Mattis Teutsch’s 1917-18 paintings of anthropomorphic trees.

A detective story Hans Mattis Teutsch’s 1917-18 paintings of anthropomorphic trees. It was towards the end of 1916 when the already 32 years old and shortly before with two small children widowed Hans Mattis Teutsch – who was then working as a teacher of drawing in Ujpest, in the vicinity …

Eber Miklos, 2019. February 25.

Nicolas Eber: Hans Mattis Teutsch – The painter oft the trees

Nicolas Eber: Hans Mattis Teutsch – The painter oft the trees Around 100 years ago Franz Marc and Hans Mattis Teutsch – two painters in thematical respect without predecessors or successors – were those who first solved – respectively invented and realised – the anthropomorphic representation of animals and trees. …

Eber Miklos, 2018. September 17.

Nicolas Eber: Franz Marc and the humanized portrayal of animals in painting

In all likelihood it is innate to mankind to judge everything surrounding him on the basis of his own image. The antic poet Xenophanes (570 – 470 b. Chr.) already observed in one of his poems the fact that men are creating their pictures of their gods according to their …

Eber Miklos, 2018. September 16.

Nicolas Eber: Fame and immortality

The anthropomorphic representation of trees by HansMattis Teutsch The recognised and similarly also obvious precondition for a scientist or an artist for getting admission to the Parnassus of immortals consists in the invention or creation of something basically new. In the field of the sciences – and especially in that …

Eber Miklos, 2018. September 15.

The «Spiritual Flowers» of Hans Mattis Teutsch

The «Spiritual Flowers» of Hans Mattis Teutsch The paintings of Hans Mattis Teutsch known as «Spiritual Flowers» are oil paintings on 36 x 29 cm size structured-cardboards, representing coloured, floralstyle expressionist phantasy-motives on backgrounds of monochrom-character – red, blue, green, yellow or colourless – occasionaly combined with geometric elements like …

Eber Miklos, 2018. September 14.

Nicolas Eber: The Blind and the Deaf

With his so called «Spiritual Flowers» series of paintings Hans Mattis Teutsch reached the previously, prior to him by nobody yet reached and conquered peak of painting Olymp i.e. the creation of the «absolute» painting. This way, its stations, its stylistic and with regard to content development are in view …

Eber Miklos, 2018. September 13.

Nicolas Eber: Hans Mattis Teutsch and his wonderous artistic career

This is a true story which may even sceptical people make to believe that true wonder might occur in this world. Wherein existed that wonder? Therein, that towards the end of 1916, during the 1st worldwar, an already 32 years old widowed teacher of drawing from Transsyvania, with two little …

Eber Miklos, 2018. September 12.

Nicolas Eber: Hans Mattis Teutsch and Lajos Kassák

It does not occur frequently that a person is able to exert simultaneously a truly decisive influence in somebody elses life and also in art history, like in the case of Lajos Kassák towards Hans Mattis Teutsch. Art history and the public opinion surprisingly didn’t realise in the course of …

Eber Miklos, 2018. September 11.

Nicolas Eber: The Hans Mattis Teutsch puzzles and surprises

The carrier of this extremely important however in his importance not yet duely recognized and appreciated artist, who became known to the posterity and arthistory under the name of Hans Mattis Teutsch, is hiding according my judgement still several not yet clarified and understood surprising and fundamental turning-points. The main …

Eber Miklos, 2018. September 10.

Nicolas Eber: The Symbolism of Hans Mattis Teutsch

Valeria Majoros, author of an 1908 in Hungary in hungarish published monography about the artist Hans Mattis Teutsch is citing on the first page of her book from a letter of Hans Mattis Teutsch’s sun, János Mátis, in wich he is reporting about the last hours of his father preceding …

Eber Miklos, 2018. September 9.

Nicolas Eber: The «Sensations» entitled paintings of Hans Mattis Teutsch

The formation of the series of paintings entitled as «Sensations» can be set, according to the literature published, to 1919 to 1920. It appears beyond any doubt that it was preceding the series of « Spiritual Flowers » to which it shows similarities and kinship in several respects. This refers partly to …

Eber Miklos, 2018. September 8.

Nicolas Eber: The representation of humans by Hans Mattis Teutsch

Hans Mattis Teutsch exerted between about 1908 and 1928 – i.e during a roughly 20 year period between of his 24. and 44. age – an extremely multsided and productive activity as painter, illustrator, sculpturist, poet and author of arttheoretical papers. Against the middle of the 1910 years he developed …

Eber Miklos, 2018. September 7.

Nicolas Eber: The painting-series of Hans Mattis Teutsch

Hans Mattis Teutsch (1884 – 1960) received at first in his native town Brasow in Transsylvania, belonging until the end of Worldwar I. to Hungary and since then to Romania, an education in woodcarving and thereafter further artistic education in Budapest and Munich. The decisive event in his artistic career …

Eber Miklos, 2018. September 6.

Nicolas Eber: The question of the correct size – Paintings with identical design in different sizes

There exists obviously no theoretically correct or even ideal size for a certain painting. It is matter of the painters judgement in which size to realize his idea for a painting. From ethical respect it is by far not the same whether it is somebody else or the painter of …

Eber Miklos, 2018. September 5.

Nicolas Eber: Hans Mattis Teutsch the graphic artist

Hans Mattis Teutsch was in several respects an exceptional phenomenon. In first line to be mentioned in this respect is his many-sidedness as creative artist. Originally educated to a wood-sculptor at the trade school of his native town Brasso in Transsylvania (belonging that time to Hungary and since 1919 to …

Eber Miklos, 2018. September 4.

Nicolas Eber: Hans Mattis Teutsch the sculptor

The 1884 born Hans Mattis Teutsch received his education as sculptor or wood-cutter in his then time to Hungary respectively zur Habsburg empire belonging native town Kronstadt or Brasso in Transsylvania at the local trade school as wood-carver respectively wood-sculptor and thereafter his further several year long artistical education in …

Eber Miklos, 2018. September 3.

Nicolas Eber: The reverse Saulus-to-Paulus-turn of Hans Mattis Teutsch

The meaning of the Saulus-Paulus-turn, originating from a bible event, is a sudden and unexpected, to the previously prevailing diametrically opposed change of mind. Its change into its opposite sense – originating from myself – refers instead of the rise, to the loss of a faith. For those who are …

Eber Miklos, 2018. September 2.

Nicolas Eber: A circle getting closed – From the concrete to the abstract and back – Hans Mattis Teutsch on Dante’s traces

“When halfway through the journey of our life I found that I was in a gloomy wood, because the path which led aright was lost.” That is the wording of the opening strophe of Dante’s famous “Divine Comedy” titled epic poem. In the following it is reporting about his adventurous …

Eber Miklos, 2018. August 29.

Nicholas Eber: The picture-poetry of Hans Mattis Teutsch

Poetry in the literature has several varieties among which the best known are the narrative and the lyrical ones. The characteristic of the lyrical versus the narrative poetry is that its subjects are instead of events sentiments – and among those in the first line friendship and love – and …

Eber Miklos, 2018. August 28.