News Update
June 11, 2011
Thames & Hudson
Stephen Farthing
General editor
ART - The Whole Story
In Europe, Hyperrealist painters included Austrian Gottfried Helnwein (b. 1948). He first used a hyperrealist technique to portray extremes of suffering. His later works tackle the theme of Nazism and the Holocaust, most famously in his "Epiphany" series (1996-98). In "Epiphany I" (Adoration of the Magi) SS officers with a mother and a child represent the Magi and the Virgin Mary and Jesus, with the child being admired as an example of Aryan perfection.
page 536-537
Helnwein's one-man show "The Disasters of War", is dedicated to the memory of Francisco de Goya.
Epiphany I (Adoration of the Magi)
mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas), 1996, Denver Art Museum
Forword by Richard Cork

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