Ernst Ludwig Kirchner spent his last years between 1917 and 1938 recovering from a mental breakdown in Davos. The overwhelming impression of the Alps moved him to create colourful, visionary landscapes and paint the daily lives of the peasants. The publication shows vividly the significance of the mountain world as inspiration for Kirchner’s late works.
After the artistic caesura during the years of the First World War, Kirchner regained new creative powers in Davos. Over a period of some twenty years he achieved a radical re-invention of his art. Starting from the painting Returning Herd of Goats from 1920 in the Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia and by means of selected works from the Kirchner Museum Davos, the volume traces the artistic and personal development that Kirchner underwent as a result of his experience of the Alpine landscape and its inhabitants.
Exhibition: Lugano | Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia
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