Anton Faistauer (1887-1930)
The art of painting has gained its deepest purpose in serving as a means to discover the world, to make the psyche of humans and landscapes understood; it has become a tool to conquer the world. Paintings perform the task of explaining nature’s secrets to mankind. They can imbue the breath, diversity, depth and profundity of the uni-verse. They can ease chaos and open up ways into the spirit of creation.
Anton Faistauer: Neue Malerei in Österreich. Betrachtungen eines Malers, 1923