#Switzerland

Artist Stories

Giovanni Segantini: The Tragic Life of a Mountain Lover

Giovanni Segantini was an Italian painter with a deep love for mountains and snow. His stunning landscapes capture the serene beauty and majesty of...

Magda Michalska 17 June 2024

Theater & Cinema

H. R. Giger: Father of the Alien, Nightmares, and All Things Obscure

H.R. Giger is the pioneer of Fantastic Realism. His artworks are iconic and define the very notion of sci-fi horror. His biomechanical dreamscapes...

Errika Gerakiti 20 May 2024

Piet Mondrian's Composition: Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow, 1930, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow by Piet Mondrian

Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow is a golden example of Abstraction, De Stijl, and Constructivism. It purges the art of individual subjects by...

James W Singer 19 May 2024

Quiz

How Well Do You Know Shakespeare? A Short Quiz with Henry Fuseli Paintings

Kate Wojtczak, Magda Michalska 23 April 2024

Jean-François de Troy, Diana and Actaeon, 1734, Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Diana and Actaeon by Jean-François de Troy

Diana and Actaeon by Jean-François de Troy is a French masterpiece blending the exuberance of Rococo sensuality with the intellectualism of...

James W Singer 25 March 2024

Artist Stories

Félix Vallotton: Illustrator of Fin de Siècle Paris

Félix Vallotton was a Swiss painter who left his home country to join the artistic nebula of Paris at the fin de siècle—the end of the century.

Kaena Daeppen 22 February 2024

Art Travels

The Most Beautiful Police Station Entrance: The Giacometti Hall

The first thing that might come to mind when you think about a police station is probably not the view you would get when you arrive at Urania Police...

Sabrina Kurmann 11 December 2023

Symbolism

Magnificent Mountain Landscapes by Ferdinand Hodler

Ferdinand Hodler was the most influential Swiss artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hodler’s beautiful mountain landscapes were, in...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 March 2023

Henry Fuseli The Shepherd’s Dream, from ‘Paradise Lost’ 1793 Romanticism

Henry Fuseli and His Fantasy World

Henry Fuseli was a master of Romantic imagination. He was one of those artists who shaped our view of the epoch—or, to be more precise, he defined...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 February 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Snowy Landscape (Deep Winter) by Cuno Amiet

These are the shortest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s dark and cold outside, but there are two things that brighten the night...

Kate Wojtczak 23 December 2022

Painting

Autumn Atmosphere in Paul Klee’s Paintings

I really like the season of autumn, especially because of its color palette: reddish and yellowish leaves, beige coats, green wellies, orange...

Magda Michalska 23 October 2022

Neoclassicism

Angelica Kauffman – Paintings by the Queen of Neoclassical Art

Swiss painter Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807) was one of the greats amongst the Neoclassical artists. Through her portraits and history paintings, she...

Alexandra Kiely 30 August 2022