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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_framed_sample

cupid_framed_sample

cupid rising

cupid rising

temptation

temptation

amor and psyche

amor and psyche

prometheus

prometheus

passion

passion

after the love has gone

after the love has gone

virgo

virgo

star child

star child

atlas

atlas

mefistola

mefistola

deus lo volt

deus lo volt

justice in distress

justice in distress

achilles

achilles

the resurrection

the resurrection

lilith

lilith

autumn of our lives

autumn of our lives

death of socrates

death of socrates

interieur_inferno

interieur_inferno

inferno

inferno