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Meditation Altarpiece (12 Levels) Photograph

fru Beat Frutiger


Photography, Signed Bodypainting-photography on Lucia Pigment Ink

Size: 39 W x 77.2 H x 1.2 D in

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The artwork will be exhibited at Art International Zurich and is therefore temporarily unsaleable until mid-October. Today, many people have a place to meditate at home. This picture is the ideal altarpiece for the meditation corner. It incorporates the Zen tradition of the 10 Ox Images and the Christian mystical tradition of the Ladder of St. John of the Cross. Fru has reinterpreted the 10 images of the Ox story and the ten steps of John of the Cross. The images are intended to encourage the viewer to reflect on his or her own life. Together with the model Sonja, Fru recreated 12 situations in a body painting performance and photographed and filmed them. The photographs are edited in Photoshop to the point that only the painting is visible. For more information on the creation see the making of video: For inspiration and the artistic genre see: The whole series of 12 pictures with a commentary are published in a book: Body art (Bodypainting) is an artistic concept of the 20th century in which the body is both an art medium and an art object. It is a fluid transition between art and life. Life is a work of art, and the work of art is life. When you realise this, you feel happy. Models: and Sonja. Environment, styling, body painting, photography and digital post-processing were done entirely by the artist and the frame with canvas, wood and aluminium pole too. The original is a fine art print with LUCIA pigment ink on canvas and is signed by artist. MIDDLE OF LIFE / DESEASE / SEARCH DO SOMETHING / SUFFERING AND ENDURANCE / LONGING LIGHT-FOOTED ACTION / DARINGDOM / ACQUIRE GENTLE SMOOTHNESS / MERGING / ON THE MARKET

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Photography:Signed Bodypainting-photography on Lucia Pigment Ink

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:39 W x 77.2 H x 1.2 D in

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fru (Beat Frutiger), born in 1952 in Bern, lives in Kaiseraugst near Basel and worked as a art teacher from 1981 until his retirement in 2013. He publishes under the pseudonym Influenced by performances of the 1970s, Zen art and training as a make-up artist, fru has been combining body painting, photography and Zen art in a unique way. His art is a play between the photographic image that represents reality and the painting or sculpture that embodies an ideal. Since his training in 1981, his creativity has been concerned with the deconstruction of fine art, body art and photography for a reconfiguration of the elements into a result in which the image is, as in Zen teachings, "the finger pointing at the moon". See the working process at

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