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New Constructivism - Society


Our time is terrified by problems like AIDS, drug-abuse and pollution. Our presence is dominated by mass-media and a prospering entertainment-industry. And it seems, that Neill Postman's words are true, who believed, that we "amuse ourselves to death". The New Constructivist Werner Horvath has depicted it in his images.

"Many of the painting masters anthropomorphized the background landscape of their human subjects. For example, the imaginary landscape behind the Mona-Lisa is considered by a reflection of the lady`s inner self. The impressionist painters emphasized the general impressions of the character and the landscape on account of the accurate description. In this style it is much easier to unite between the subject and the background and describe in prominence the human essence, both physical and spiritual. Modern New Constructivism artists decomposed the views they painted into elemtary visual components. It makes it possible to describe the living and the inanimate by the same molecular tools."

(Man and Landscape in Art, www.holylandmap.net)



Werner Horvath: "Mick Jagger" - Portrait of the frontman of the Rolling Stones. Oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, 2016.


Werner Horvath: "Evolution ?". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1992.


Werner Horvath: "Atomic Power". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1992.


Werner Horvath: "AIDS". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1993.

Anthony Perkins, Rock Hudson, Freddy Mercury and Rudolf Nurejev, who died of AIDS.


Werner Horvath: "Pollution". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1993.

This painting is also the cover image of the book "Introducing Human Rights" by the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre, Oxford University Press, India 2006 (ISBN 9-780195-68147-5).


Werner Horvath: "Madonna". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1993.

This picture is also published in "MADONNA in art" by Mem Mehmet, Pop Art Books, London 2004, ISBN.1-904957-00-5.


Werner Horvath: "Michael Jackson". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1993.


Werner Horvath: "Bob Marley - Back to Africa". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 2003.


Werner Horvath: "John Lennon - Imagine". Oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm (left) and "John Lennon - Peace Altar", oil on wood, 100 x 261 cm (right), both 2006.


Werner Horvath: "Drugs I" (left), "Jim Morrison" (middle) and "The Death and Jim Morrison" (right). Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm resp. 70 x 70 cm, 1995 resp. 2007.

Jim Morrison (The Doors), Brian Jones (Rolling Stones), Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, who died of drugs on the left painting. Jim Morrison in a pose like Jesus Christ (middle). A star is born (right), but from the first moment on Death is part of him.

The painting "The Death and Jim Morrison" has also also been published in "Musikexpress" 636 (January 2009, ISSN 1618-5129), a publication of Axel Springer Mediahouse Munich.  


Werner Horvath: "Amy Winehouse - Back to Black" (left), "Jimi Hendrix" (middle) and "Whirnwy Houston - I will always lovw you" (right). Oil and acrylic on canvas, 50 x 70 cm, 2013.


Werner Horvath: "Drugs II". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1995.

Life and death of Kurt Cobain (Nirvana).


Werner Horvath: "Diana, Princess of Wales". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1998, and "Roses for Diana", oil on canvas, 90 x 60 cm, 2005.

Life and death of princess Diana and a sophisticated portrait with Diana's face shaped by roses.

These pictures are also published in "Diana in art", compiled by Mem Mehmet, Pop Art Books, London 2007, ISBN.978 1 904957-03-4.


Werner Horvath: "Nelson Mandela". Oil and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 40 cm, 2014. 


Werner Horvath: "Hind Rustum". Oil on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 2007. 

The sex symbol of the 50's, Hind Rustum (sometimes also written as " Rostom" or "Rustom"), is one of the most popular actresses in Egypt and the Arab world, who had worked with most of the famous directors in the history of Egypt cinema.


Werner Horvath: "Leonardo di Caprio". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1998.

Portrait of the star of the film "Titanic".


Werner Horvath: "James Dean". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 2000.


Werner Horvath: "Darth Vader" and "Darth Maul". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 2000 and 2001.


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