Friedrich Zettl Blog on Fine Arts and Portfolio

gestural abstraction, art work by the austrian painter friedrich zettl

friedrich zettl fine arts blog

journal with topics related to art

The blog (journal) deals with different topics related to Friedrich Zettl’s artwork, articles on arts, related announcements, and art theory. The focus is on subjects related to Chinese art. New posts appear regularly, usually one post per week.

Pictures are discussed, new projects are presented or articles on general topics of Chinese art are presented.

zettl fine arts portfolio

random selection of artwork

The portfolio gives an overview of Friedrich Zettl’s artistic oeuvre. It shows his early Western-style paintings, and his work in the China years 1978-1985 and afterward. Since 2020, the focus has been on works that combine modern Western art with traditional Asian concepts of art.

under the sea, abstract painting for the fine arts blog

changing perspectives, detail of a painting for the fine arts blog by friedrich zettl

zettl fine arts shop and videos


selected artworks by Friedrich Zettl are available as originals or high-quality prints in all sizes.

Friedrich Zettl video channel

short videos introducing Zettl’s artwork and playlists related to art and culture.

Friedrich Zettl was the first European who was allowed to study at the Central Art Academy in Beijing after the Cultural Revolution.

During his second study visit, he researched Chinese painting and wrote his dissertation on it.

Zettl had previously dealt with Western-style painting, especially Expressionism. He had exhibited these works in European countries. By studying traditional Chinese painting, his focus shifted and Asian thinking has played a large part in his work ever since.

Above all, the philosophy and technique of Chinese calligraphy characterize his brushwork and composition. In addition, Zettl is closely connected to Daoism and Zen Buddhism, which is clearly expressed in his work.

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