Sublime.

Giovanni Segantini: Light and Landscape

MASI Lugano
25 August – 10 November 2019

G. Segantini, La Natura (Trittico della natura),, 1896-1899
Detail, oil on canvas, Giovanni Segantini Museum, St. Moritz
Fondazione Gottfried Keller Deposit, Ufficio federale della cultura, Berna
© Museo Segantini, St. Moritz, Ph: FotoFlury

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Starting from a reflection on the definition of the Sublime in art, the exhibition traces the evolution of landscape painting as expression of the “Alpine spirit” that inspired the featured artists to come up with their own personal interpretations of the Mountain landscape and the reality that surrounds it. This spirit takes the forms of a romantic subject in Turner and Calame; permeates the use of colour in the work of Boccioni, Giacometti and Dudreville; stands for national identity in the perspectives of Franzoni, Rossi and Foglia; and, finally, becomes a historical document in Donetta's photographs. These trends are reversed in contemporary art, in which representation of the Alps becomes ambivalent: Lutz and Guggisberg, for example, portray the mountains ironically in their assemblages, underscoring the stereotypes of their traditional representation, while Burkhard's photographs restore a perfect balance between sentiment and history in the mountain Landscape.

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GALLERY

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Joseph Mallord William Turner, Veduta della gola di Faido, 1842
Joseph Mallord William Turner, View from the Faido Gorge, ca. 1842
Oil on canvas, MASI Lugano, Cantone Ticino Collection
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Filippo Franzoni, Lodano, Valle Maggia, a sera, 1885-1890
Filippo Franzoni, Lodano, Valle Maggia, a sera, 1885-1890
Oil on canvas, MASI Lugano, City of Lugano Collection
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Ferdinand Hodler, Landschaft im Tessin, 1893
Ferdinand Hodler, Landschaft im Tessin, 1893
Oil on canvas, MASI Lugano, Cantone Ticino Collection
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Giovanni Segantini, Il trittico della natura, 1896-99
Giovanni Segantini, Life (Alpine Triptych), 1896-1899
Oil on canvas, Giovanni Segantini Museum, St. Moritz
© Museo Segantini, St. Moritz, photo: FotoFlury
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Giovanni Segantini, Il trittico della natura, 1896-99
Giovanni Segantini, Nature (Alpine Triptych), 1896-1899
Oil on canvas, Giovanni Segantini Museum, St. Moritz
© Museo Segantini, St. Moritz, photo: FotoFlury
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Umberto Boccioni, Campagna romana o meriggio, 1903
Umberto Boccioni, Campagna romana o meriggio, 1903
Oil on canvas, MASI Lugano, City of Lugano Collection
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Edvard Munch, Ragazze sul ponte [Pikene på broen], 1918
Giovanni Giacometti, Sera sull’alpe, 1908
Oil on canvas, MASI Lugano, City of Lugano Collection
Deposit of the Swiss Confederation, Federal Office of Culture, Bern
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Leonardo Dudreville, Trilogia campestre. Terra-Madre grande, 1912
Leonardo Dudreville, Trilogia campestre. Terra-Madre grande , 1912
Oil on canvas, MASI Lugano, City of Lugano Collection. Chiattone donation
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Andres Lutz Anders Guggisberg, Oh Ubi, 2005
Lutz & Guggisberg, Oh Ubi, 2005
Mixed media on canvas, MASI Lugano, Cantone Ticino Collection
©2019 Prolitteris, Zürich
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This Brunner, Die magische Bergwelt in den Filmen von Daniel Schmid, 2013–2019
This Brunner, Die magische Bergwelt in den Filmen von Daniel Schmid, 2013–2019
Video installation
Courtesy of the artist
©2019 Prolitteris, Zürich

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