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Horst Antes

 

 

Antes Horst

(b Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse, nr Bensheim, 28 Oct 1936). German painter, sculptor and printmaker. He studied from 1957 to 1959 at the Staatliche Akademie für Bildende Künste in Karlsruhe, where he was taught by the figurative painter H. A. P. Grieshaber (b 1909). His early work, in which he favoured structures created from violently flung colour, was influenced by Art Informel and by Abstract Expressionism, particularly by the work of Willem de Kooning. Around 1960 he began to form such brushstrokes into a figure with firm contours that he referred to as the Kopffüssler because it consisted of only head and limbs with no torso; this image, which he used throughout his later work as a sign for the human form, was inspired in part by the Kachina dolls of the North American Pueblo Indians. Antes felt a spiritual bond with the Pueblo Indians and accepted the psychological interpretations made of his paintings; he was interested in particular in the visit made to the Pueblo Indians in New Mexico in the 1920s by the psychoanalysts Carl Gustav Jung and Hans Prinzhorn, and by the affinities that they outlined in Pueblo culture, in the subconscious and in aspects of Surrealism.

 


Figur mit zwei Brennweiten
1974

 

 


Interieur mit Stillleben

 

 


Grobes blaues Bild

 

 


Doppelfigur hintereinander

 

 


Mann mit rotem Helm

 

 


Figur Schwarz-weiss
1967

 

 


Head

 

 


Blue Figure

 

 


Figure in a Box

 

 


Bekleidete Figur

 

 


Figur in Blau
1960

 

 


12 Figuren

 

 


Kopf

 

 


Ocker-Figur mit Wunde

 

 


Sculpture by Horst Antes at documenta 4 in Kassel
1968

 

 

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