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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, September i Mb Lt i HBRiuuE Views of an expert Art needs ideas, not experiments VILLENEUVE, Swit- zerland (AP) "Art is said Oskar Kokoschka and lit another cigarette, ig- noring the gestured plea from his wife to slow down on smoking "Pictorial art is completely he reported "Liter- ature also has suffered strongly And music' Just lis- ten to a modern concert Ev- erything has become ex- periment In art you need ideas, not experiments To some, such views from one of the most celebrated and trail blazing living artists of the 20th century might smack of conservatism But Kokoschka insists he has no desire to try to stay what he feels is a natural process "I face the facts and I ac- cept he explained These "facts" are just added evidence that man is doomed "This is my situation: I would like to live at least 200 years I would like to be the last one sitting on a tree so I can watch I know that I would be doomed as well But I would like to know how the end will come I am an ex- plorer The gloomy words from the 88-year-old painter-poet con- trasted with his seeming vigor and with the vivid colors with which he described a tempestuous life in his mem- prefers to call them "life impressions Kokoschka, one of the founders of modern ex- pressionist painting, was in- terviewed in the book-lined living room of his villa on the outskirts of Villeneuve, a peaceful vine-growing town on Lake Geneva overlooked by CAREERS REQUIRED COOKS and DISHWASHERS Apply at- HEIDELBERG INN 1303 Mayor Magrath Drive the Vaudois Alps His paint- ings surround the visitor Two more were on easels in the ad- joining studio A glass door opened to an idyllic garden with a cherry tree, roses, lav- ender But he stressed that he is not dependent on this envi- ronment "The world to which I have a relationship reaches as far as I can see or walk If it is taken away from me, I take possession of something else I never cry over a loss I have always been a nomad The Austrian-born son of a Pragua goldsmith has indeed been on the move for much of his life He left Vienna, start- ing point of his career, after his bold and slashing style of painting and an explosively erotic play he had written touched off a scandal The rupture of a passionate love affair with Alma Mahler, widow of composer Gustav Mahler, sent him rushing to the Austrian-Russian front as a First World War volunteer cavalry man A Russian bul- let narrowly missed his brain and a bayonet pierced his chest After the war, he travelled widely in Europe, Africa and the Middle East A rightist putsch in Austria made him emigrate to Czechoslovakia The armies of Adolf Hitler, who denounced him as a "de- generate artist" but had his paintings sold abroad rather than destroy them, made him move to London Villeneuve has been his base since 1953, but he has con- tinued to travel He has spent 11 summers in Salzburg, Austria, teaching students from more than two doMn countries at an art academy he named Schule des Sehens, School of Vision The list of landscapes and townscapes he has done in the last half-century attests to his wanderings They range from Jerusalem, a "really beautiful to New York, a "ci- ty without face but with dynamism He has never painted from memory "I have to hold on to the visual impression until I have finished squeezing it like a lemon In recent years, his empha- sis has been on allegorical compositions He also has con- tinued doing the psy- chological portraits that gain- ed special attention when he was still in his 20s Golda Meir, Agatha Christie, Pope Pius XII, Pablo Casals and Konrad Adenauer have been among his "vic- tims." as he calls them So have a score of moneyed Europeans and Americans Firm, plump, golden B.C. 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