Virtual Museum of Political Art

Werner Horvath - Greek Period


The paintings at this site were created under the impression of the famous Greek culture.

Werner Horvath: "Prometheus" or "The Drunkard". Oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, 2017.

Now he is sitting there, the modern Prometheus, chained to the bottle. Once the alcohol gave him the fire that he brought to man. But now the drug eats his cirrhotic liver like an eagle. He is afflicted with all the symptoms an alcoholic may have: the rhinophyma (growths on the nose), varicose veins of the esophagus, and as a result of multiple falls in the intoxication a lot of rib fractures of different ages and an epidural hematoma, thus a bleeding in the brain .

Many artists, painters, writers, musicians, share his faith.


   
"Antinoos and Hercules" - "Face" - "Apollon"  - "Evolution?". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1992.

   
"Knidos - Aphrodite" - "Breast" - "Agamemnon's Death Mask" - "Atomiv Power". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1992.

    
"Laokoon", 1996 - "Festos - Disc", 1996 - "Nikos Kazantzakis - Alexis Sorbas", 2001 - "Nike of Samothrace", 2008.


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