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Fondation Beyeler Announces Segantini Exhibition

The Fondation Beyeler has announced an exhibition of Segantini paintings open JANUARY 16 TO APRIL 25, 2011.

Giovanni Segantini, Mezzogiorno sulle Alpi (Midday in the Alps), 1891 Fondation Beyeler

The unique luminosity of his paintings made Giovanni Segantini (1858-1899) a major innovator in landscape painting and a pioneer of modernism. Throughout his life Segantini was impelled by the desire to capture the unearthly light of the high Alpine region in his works, most of which were executed outdoors. The exhibition brings together paintings and drawings ranging from his early phase in northern Italy through images of Savoyan peasant life, down to the culmination of his art in the Swiss mountain realm of Engadin.

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