Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Mountain Landscape from Clavadel (1925–26)

Screenshot_2018-11-09 Mountain Landscape from Clavadel
Mountain Landscape from Clavadel (1925–26), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German, 1880–1938), 135 x 200.3 cm (53 1/8 x 78 7/8 in.), Oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass.,

Switzerland: Kirchner’s Later Years

William Cook in The Spectator comments,

“Here in rural Graubünden, he couldn’t help but lead a healthier life. This dramatic change of scene was reflected in his art. His emotive use of colour was as revolutionary as ever, but painting landscapes instead of cityscapes meant that the effect was entirely different. His Berlin paintings had been dark and pessimistic. His Swiss pastorals were full of light and hope.”(1)

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Mountain Landscape from Clavadel (1925–26), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German, 1880–1938), 135 x 200.3 cm (53 1/8 x 78 7/8 in.), Oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass.,

“In a small log cabin, just next to the plush ski resorts,

the German exile Kirchner produced

extraordinarily powerful works of art.” (1)

Sources:

  1. Cook, William, The Spectator, January 18, 2014, “The Best Thing to Come Out of Davos”, https://www.spectator.co.uk/2014/01/delegates-at-the-world-economic-forum-should-take-time-out-to-visit-the-kirchner-museum-in-davos/, (accessed 9 Nov 2018).

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