Virtual Museum of Political Art

New Constructivism - Science, Medicine

The paintings at this site show famous (and infamous) scientists, as Horvath sees them. Ornamental and symbolic elements are often combined with historical realistic scenes. Is this a political site? - Yes it is. For example take a closer look at the portraits of the SS-doctor Mengele and the Nobel prize winner and Nazi-member Wagner-Jauregg!

    Werner Horvath: "Sigmund Freud" , "Sigmund Freud: Consciousness, Censorship and the Subconscious" and "Garden of Subconscious". Each of them oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm resp. 70 x 50 cm; 1994, 2001 and 2002.

The painting "Sigmund Freud" is also published in Heber Ferraz-Leite: "Malende Ärzte Österreichs", Selva-edition, Amstetten 2000, ISBN.3-9010-4041-2. It is the cover illustration of the book "Freud und Leid", Selva-edition, Amstetten-Linz 1999, ISBN. 3-9010-4040-4. The painting also is used as cover image of the Brazil magazine "CULT", 147, June 2010, ISSN 1414707-6.

Werner Horvath: "The Appearing and Disappearing of Sigmund Freud". Oil on canvas, 60 x 120 cm, 2003.

This picture was also published in Brazil,  in the magazine "mente & cerebro" 192, illustrating the article "O testemunho grafico de Freud" by Maria Maura Fadel.

Werner Horvath: "The Dark Side of Wagner-Jauregg". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 2004.

This is a critical portrait of the Nobel prize winner, because the discovery that Julius Wagner-Jauregg wanted to be a member of the Nazi party has shocked Austria.

Werner Horvath: "Monster-Plants: SS-Doctor Josef Mengele". Oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cm, 2004.

A very critical portrait of the infamous doctor of Auschwitz, commonly referred to as the "Angel of death". This painting has been the official poster of the annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture at Washington University School of Mediicine in St. Louis Missouri, held by Stephen S. Lefrak, Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean and Director. This lecture was initiated 25 years ago to remind the academic medical community of the prominent role that physicians played in the events of 1933 - 1945 which resulted in the destruction of the disabled, the Roma and the Jewish people in Europe.

Werner Horvath: "Charles Robert Darwin - Evolution". Oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm, 2006.

This painting was used at the conference Darwin 09 - Trends in Complex Systems, held in Palma di Mallorca from 23rd to 27th November 2009. It was printed on T-shirts for the participants of the congress.

Werner Horvath: "The Surgeon Theodor Billroth". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1994.

Horvath's Billroth-portrait is the cover image of the journal  "StrahlenschutzPRAXIS" 3/2009 (ISSN 0947-434 X). This picture is also published in Karel B. Absolon: "The Belle Epoque of Surgery - The Life and Times of Theodor Billroth" (cover-illustration), Kabel Publishers, USA 1995, ISBN.930329-64-3.

Werner Horvath: "Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen and the Curies". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1994.

This picture is also published in an article titled "Die Symbiose zweier Künste - Medizin in der Kunst" by Robert Uhde in ZM-Magazine 16/2007, p.30.

Werner Horvath: "Robert Koch". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1995.

Werner Horvath: "Albert Schweitzer". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1995.

Werner Horvath: "Gregor Mendel - the pea-approach to genetics". Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm, 2000.

Werner Horvath: "Professor Friedrich Olbert, Father of Interventional Radiology in Austria". Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm, 2000.

This picture is the cover-illustration of the annual "Friedrich-Olbert-Symposium", a medical interventional workshop, since many years. In 2007 the congress will be held in Munich.

Werner Horvath: "Albert Einstein". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1994.

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