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Ottmar Horl - Sculpture (XXL) - Martin Luther

$600
Color
Red
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This Ottmar Horl Sculpture represents the great reformer: Martin Luther.

In Martin Luther (1483–1530) we see the great reformer who rediscovered the relationship between liberty and responsibility and, in the course of the Reformation, initiated (among other things) the separation of church and state. Every year on 31 October, Protestant Christians celebrate the beginning of the Reformation in 1517. This was the day on which Luther is thought to have publicised his ninety-five theses at the Castle Church of Wittenberg. A professor of theology, Luther was branded a heretic, while simultaneously becoming one of the most prominent theologians in Germany. At the Imperial Diet of Worms in 1521, he refused to withdraw his writings. The words he proclaimed on that occasion are legendary: "Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise."

"It should not be forgotten that, with regard to his writings, Luther profited from the emerging art of book printing and the possibility of multiplication. Luther espoused the principle of the series in order to spread his message far, wide and quickly, especially concerning the editions of the New Testament first published in German in 1522," as Ottmar Hörl puts it. More details on Ottmar Horl Sculpture - Martin Luther - Red:

  • Material: Plastic.
  • Color: Red.
  • Dimensions: 39" x 20.74" x 14.17" Inches.
  • Additional Features: Engraved Artist’s Signature.
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Ottmar Hörl was born in 1950 in Nauheim, Germany. He is a notable German artist, art professor, and writer. Not only Hörl studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt (1975 / 1978), but also at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf (1978 / 1981). In 1985 he co-founded the group Fomalhaut, with architects Gabriela Seifert and Götz Stöckmann. In 1999, Hörl became Professor of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg. Eventually, he has been president of the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg since 2005. A mischievous artist, Hörl’s career has been predominantly about creating public commentary. He used his whimsical sculptures that have a friendly and teasing tone, especially with his gnomes. His work Flying Change staged in Selignstadt in 1994, for instance, placed a thousand blue garden gnomes, smiling and brandishing their middle fingers, all around the city. The intended effect was for the public to take them and move them around, which the townspeople gratefully did. Add a touch of “trendy activism” in your home or garden decor with Hörl’s gnome statues. They are suitable for inside and out and are all engraved with Sculptor signature as part as a Special Edition Collection.

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