The artist Franz Anton Hoeger: a hard-boiled realist European paintingsPictolic
German artist Anton Franz Jugera (Franz Anton Hoeger) is considered one of the most unusual painters of Europe. In his paintings, the intricately interwoven harsh realism, surrealism and the Renaissance are almost academic. Despite this explosive cocktail, work Jugera attractive and very interesting. (Caution! Nude).
Franz Anton Hoeger was born in 1956 in Munich, Germany. From childhood he was interested in drawing and did not see themselves in the future by anyone other than a professional artist. In the period of Jugera as a master of his mentor was one of the disciples of the great Austrian painter of the first half of the twentieth century Ernst Fuchs that left an imprint on the master's works.
Experts critics believe that the Hoeger is a typical follower of the Vienna school of fantastic realism. The heyday of this school of painting was celebrated in Germany and Austria in the 50-70s of the twentieth century. But the artist has his own idea about the style and direction of his work:
You may notice that Hoeger does not accept the abstract or as some say — illustrative approach. However, the subjects of his paintings cannot be interpreted as the direct image of reality, as they are more of a reconstruction that goes beyond ordinary experience.
Among the works of Huger a lot of paintings referring to ancient mythology or medieval sources. But the beauty of the artist's creations is that he always offers his interpretation of the famous story, without going on about stereotypes.
The people on the canvases of the artist are almost always in motion or frozen in tense poses, they are often confused, scared or focused on their lessons. Exactly what happens in real life, according to the author, so peaceful, lost in thought characters are rare in his works.
Often Hoeger portrays himself, and always with a solid dose of irony and certainly in the beloved cap-helmet.
The realism of Jugera quite unlike that to which we have been taught for decades, as in the XX century, the Soviet school of realism had its imposed ideology, canons.