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journals at deals with different topics related to Friedrich Zettl’s artwork, articles on fine arts, related announcements, and art theory. The focus is on subjects related to Chinese art and philosophy like Daoism and Zen-Buddhism.

Friedrich Zettl’s blog: deals with various aspects of fine art, with a focus on the artistic work of Friedrich Zettl. He introduces ongoing and new series and discusses individual images in detail.
Art Theory: In the Art Theory menu you will find general articles for a better understanding of Chinese painting and calligraphy. There are short videos on various topics on YouTube to get a quick overview.
Current works of art: The blog (journals) regularly shows current works of art by Friedrich Zettl, which deal with topics such as Yin-Yang, Zen, meditation, nothingness, and more. The artworks are mostly abstract and minimalistic, but also expressive and inspiring.
Presentation: The blog also offers a presentation of a selected work of art that may not appeal to everyone at first glance. There are also videos about Friedrich Zettl’s works on his youtube – fine arts channel.

  • day dream job

    day dream job

    and some remarks. Day dream job: Little boys, especially those of preschool age, often aspire to become firefighters or police officers. However, I’m not sure about girls’ future career aspirations. I’m also not sure what my vision was as a 5-year-old. Probably a demolitionist, since my father was one at the time. When I came… Read more

  • Between Here and There

    Between Here and There

    and the Fever-night-creeper between here and there: The topic of this post first came about in reflection on dreams and waking up. One could consider “Here” as the normal state and “There” as the dream world. When we awaken, we are still surrounded by fragments of dreams, and we are between “There” and “Here.” Where… Read more

  • between cold and heat

    between cold and heat

    We have an old joke: “Should you take medication if you have a cold?” “Absolutely! If you don’t take any, it will take 7 days until you get well again. If you take some, you’ll be back on your feet after 1 week.” Well, it took me more than 2 weeks to stay in bed… Read more

  • and the beat goes on

    and the beat goes on

    recent artworks. recent artworks: It’s not that there’s nothing to tell, nor that I don’t have enough new pictures to show, but I’m quite busy with a few projects. These projects require a lot of time and attention, so I’ll be posting less frequently in the near future. As someone who writes posts here, you… Read more

  • a kinda yin-yang too

    a kinda yin-yang too

    Not many would immediately recognize the yin-yang aspects in the two images I present today. As an extra there is a short video about the presentation of Zen images. Read more

  • When the let-go period is over

    When the let-go period is over

    Presentation: I have chosen a work that probably does not immediately cause a “love at first sight” feeling to everybod. Plus a book presentation video. Read more

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