The World as a Labyrinth

Der Neomanierismus (Neo-Mannerism)

From surrealism to meditation

Fairy tales, worlds of dreams and magic, horror, madness and the absurd ...

Fantastic art and literature is not an contemporary invention. In fact, it has been around since the beginning of artistic endeavors themselves. In his original and breathtaking foray through the history of art and literature in Europe, Gustav René Hocke uses his impressive knowledge to uncover the cultural-historical connection of the fantastic or mannerism, which runs like a golden thread through all epochs of European art history from antiquity to the present day in which it has blossomed into a dominant art form of our time.

In Der Neomanierismus (Neo-Mannerism) Gustav René Hocke presents the fantastic residing in contemporary art.