Werner wood

Werner wood (* 1. November 1948 in green city (Pfalz), † 8. August 1991 in Ludwigshafen on the Rhine) was a German painter and commercial artist. It buildup in Hettenleidelheim (Pfalz). Its last Ruhestätte, with a tomb, arranges from his friend, the sculptor TheoRörig, is in Herxheim at the mountain.

Werner Holz bei der Arbeit, 1991
Werner wood with the work, 1991
Die Töchter des Loth (Federzeichnung), 1973
the daughters of the Loth (feather/spring design), 1973
Die Speyerer Fastnacht im Kampf mit der Pest,1978/79
the Speyerer Fastnacht in the fight with the plague, 1978/79
melancholy, 1979
Die venezianische Komödie, 1979/80
the venezianische comedy, 1979/80
Carmina Burana,1981
Carmina Burana, 1981
Der Architekt der vier Elemente, 1982
the architect of the four elements, 1982
Triumph der Narren, 1985
triumph of the fools, 1985
Seiltänzer, 1983
Rope dancers, 1983

after final printer teachings, studies at the professional school for diagram in Mainz, at the graphic academy Munich and as an assistant at the free academy in Mannheim he was active as free lance artists in Frankenthal and Herxheim at the mountain. Important study stays led itafter Brügge, Gent and Venice.

Its old-masterly, usually kleinteilige painting by the works of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the older one inspires Neomanieristi picture fantasies and dream worlds (see also: Mannersism), partly with finest Marderhaar brush painted, are characteristic of Werner wood. It becomesto “fantastic realism “assigned, it, an artistic loner in our time, saw itself in the tradition of a more general, by many centuries pulling “painting of the fantastic one”. Its works were shown in numerous galleries and many national and international exhibitions and ruleitself in public and private collections.

Its homeland, the Pfalz, is the fertile soil of a fantastic picture world. He spends its childhood and youth years in Hettenleidelheim, in a part of the Pfalz, its nature is characteristically coined/shaped by a wild, nature-left clay/tone pit landscape with pools and earth aborts(“earth-chews”) and by deep forests.

The conservative human and moralist Werner wood led the foolishness (personifiziert by the fools in its pictures) as Gegenpol of reason and insight before eyes. It merges the fool in three-way way as a mediator into its picture statement. Asall too much on itself fixed humans becomes obviously carefree it thereby, at the abyss changing, to the self destroyer. The fool embodied also animalische Triebhaftigkeit, those to mental and mental purge to lead knows and finally paints Werner wood also the fool as that its fate accepting, powerless world ways,for release strives. The pictures do not raise the requirement to work against the visible purge of the orders how at that time it intended Sebastian Brant (1457-1521) with the gereimten moral satirefool ship “; it addresses the order, which gives Werner wood its paintings as kompositorischen structure, to thatinspiring models of the Netherlands painting of the time around 1500 out (Clemens Jöckle). Werner wood wrote even once: “Perhaps one can regard my pictures and designs as “looking holes” into the world of the inexpressible one, into a world, in which the ease of the thought can become figurative, withoutto have itself to subject the laws of the ordinary. “

The work of Werner wood contains above all Ölgemälde, Rötelzeichnungen, diagrams and with mixing techniques manufactured pictures.

Broadcast and television reported several times on the work of the artist. Pool of broadcasting corporations - Television Southwestern German Broadcasting Corporation sent the film “art in the dialogue” to 1980the painter with its work in Venice in the dialogue with the photographer Rainer F. Come to a hold. In connection with record production “the complaint songs of the Jeremia” of Hans Oskar cook, which was accompanied by nine diagrams of Werner wood, developed for the television Southwestern German Broadcasting Corporation of the 1982Film “if walls fall…” and in the year 1985 developed the film “inheriting the Hieronymus Bosch” (with: Neukirch, Hagen, Culmann, Hoormann, Gernot trunk, of Gugel), all three 45-Minuten of films were produced by Eberhard Schulz. In the year 1989 the K3 at that time would send culture channel inSouthwest 25 - the artist of Franz Josef praying day film-haven-guesses/advises minutes, in which Werner wood in detail speaks goals about its artistic motivation, its and its works. The last photographs of Werner wood were in a contribution of Michael castle in the culture journal of K3 in the year 1992to see, where over those, after its death taken place, exhibition “intermediate worlds, four Pfälzer painters of the fantastic one (Hermann Hoormann, Wolfgang bright one, F.J. Praying day, W. Wood was reported) “.

1976 it was distinguished with the diagram price of the city Frankenthal and in the year 1978 received it as the firstthe art price of the circle Ludwigshafen/Rhine.

Interesting Wandmalereien of the artist are in new city at the crying race at the wall of a historical building (corner clamping yard - bath tube lane), in bath Dürkheim in the inner court of the “house Catoir” and in Herxheim at the mountain at its former studio at the “gate toTo see Pfaff yard “.


  • squat, Gustav, R., fool ship in the labyrinth, for the work of the painter Werner wood, given change of the people's highschool district Ludwigshafen/Rhine, video home system gallery, 1979
  • Briamonte, Antonio; Wood, Werner; Come to a hold, Rainer F.; Art in the dialogue: Two German artists see Venice;Publication under the patronage of the Lions club Frankenthal/Pfalz, 1980
  • Blinn, Hans; Frien, Hartmut; Artist of the Pfalz 1980/82, VPK publishing house Pfälzer art, Landau i.d. Pfalz, 1982
  • comes to a hold, Rainer F.; The hidden symbol world Werner wood, photo briefcase, 1981
  • cook H. O.; Complaint songs of the Jeremia, record cartridge with 9Diagrams by Werner wood, Unisono publishing house, 1982
  • wood, Werner; Come to a hold, Rainer F.; Beckerle, Monika; Art in the dialogue II, a magic picture of the Pfalz, Schölles pressure, Hessheim 1983
  • walter Hilsbecher; Owl flight, poetic dream pictures with 20 illustrations by Werner wood, Garamond publishing house, green city, 1984
  • Heinz, Karl; Conception ofW. Wood in the book: In the spell that Limburg, Garamond publishing house, green city, 1984
  • Hilsbecher, walter; Squat, Gustav, R.; Schulz, Eberhard: Werner wood painting of the fantastic one, Pfaff gate edition, 1985
  • Jöckle, Clemens: Werner wood (1948 - 1991): The ship of the life or the art, a curtain to air.- Ill. in: Ludwigshafen <district>: Homeland yearbook. - 10 (1994), S. 83-86
  • Rothenberger Karl-Heinz; Scherer Karl; Staab Franz; Keddigkeit Jürgen (publisher): “Pfälzi history”, volume 2, Institut for pfälzische history and Volkskunde, Kaiserslautern, 2002, S. 359

important ones of works

  • the daughters of the Loth (feather/spring design), 1973
  • Hamlet, diagram cartridge, 1976
  • the changed goddess, 1977
  • the ship of the life, 1977/78 (to see in the house of the district administration of the Rhine Pfalz circle in Ludwigshafen/Rhine)
  • triumph of the fools, 1978-1985
  • the Speyerer Fastnacht in the fight with the plague, 1978/79
  • the venezianische rider, 1979
  • melancholy, 1979
  • the venezianische comedy, 1979/80
  • the stagethe Auferstehung, 1980
  • Carmina Burana, 1981
  • the architect of the four elements, 1982
  • Triptychon to Jeremia, 1982
  • complaint songs of the Jeremia (nine diagrams), 1982
  • Ikarus, 1984/85
  • metamorphosis, briefcase with six diagrams and texts of walter Hilsbecher, 1986
  • the fool ship, 1986 ([1])
  • Theatrum mundi, 1986/87
  • magic one Pfalzlandschaften, 1990
  • Veneziani acrobats, 1990/91
  • Paradiesgarten, 1991


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