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  • Digital Magpie

    In 1981 a Professor named Leo Navratil decided to open a residential house for artists in Gugging, Austria. The residents were not your typical artists and the house was more like a social care center than a residential home. Coming from a psychiatric hospital near Vienna, the "Gugging artists" that live in this house are mentally ill and are pushed to paint everyday in a calming environment that is conducive to art.

  • Rochelle Millard

    Gugging House of Artists - Klosterneuburg, Austria

  • Kate Wodell

    Paintings permeate the interior and exterior of the house and its residents are encouraged to see blank wall spaces as an open canvass. From the street the house is a breathtaking oddity, with its colorful and vibrant decorations, and the interior is similarly eye-catching. Prolific artists such as August Walla, Oswald Tschirtner, and Johann Garber have participated in making the house what it is today both aesthetically and integrally.

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