Austrian avant-garde artist Hermann Nitsch dies at the age of 83

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Hermann Nitsch, an Austrian avant-garde artist known among other things for works in which he used [email protected]@d and animal entrails, has passed away. He was 83.Nitsch, born in Vienna on Aug. 29, 1938.

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Hermann was versatile with overall his performance in art, painting, sculpting and composing among his activities.

He was a co-founding father of Viennese Actionism and best known for his Theater of Orgies and Mysteries, conceived as a visceral synthesis of the artsHis works and performances drew lots of criticism.

Nitsch’s wife, Rita Nitsch, informed the Austria Press Agency on Tuesday that Nitsch passed away at a hospital in the Austrian town of Mistelbach on Monday after a serious of illness.