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His entire adult life Karl has been interested in spirituality, religion and mythology, which he studied intensely, including its use of symbolism and allegories. This reflects in much of his work. Those classical themes range from Greek and Roman, to Catholic and Pagan. Of course, there are also more general classical themes. But all of them have that typical ‘Karl Hammer signature’ of symbolism in them, sometimes openly and sometimes only clear to the initiated.

"Cupid rising" printed and framed

"Cupid rising" printed and framed

cupid rising

cupid rising

temptation

temptation

amor and psyche

amor and psyche

atlas

atlas

gladiatrix

gladiatrix

death of socrates

death of socrates

mefistola

mefistola

justice in distress

justice in distress

achilles

achilles

the resurrection

the resurrection

autumn of our lives

autumn of our lives

lust

lust

inferno

inferno

venus verticordia

venus verticordia

icarus & daedalus

icarus & daedalus

Venus Victrix (Venus the Victorious)

Venus Victrix (Venus the Victorious)

deus lo volt

deus lo volt

boy with dove

boy with dove

paradise lost

paradise lost