Bucerius Kunstforum Forum opens Ferdinand Hodler and Cuno Amiet exhibition

The Bucerius Kunstforum Forum in Hamburg presents Ferdinand Hodler and Cuno Amiet. An artistic friendship between art nouveau and modern art on view 28. January 2012 – 1. May 2012.

Cuno Amiet, Die gelben Mädchen, 1931, Kunstmuseum Bern, © M. and D. Thalmann, CH-3360 Herzogenbuchsee

Artistic friendships have always been an exciting mixture of friendship and rivalry. For the first time, an exhibition is being dedicated to the artistic interaction between Ferdinand Hodler (1853–1918) and Cuno Amiet (1868–1961). These were the two artists who shaped the Europe-wide advent of the art nouveau movement in Switzerland.

Hodler was fascinated by Amiet’s brilliant palette and his loose painting technique. The younger Amiet admired the symmetry, ornamentation and linearity of Hodler’s works. However, Amiet’s paintings such as The Yellow Hill from 1903 (Kunstmuseum Solothurn), already display a potential that goes beyond Hodler. The painters of “Die Brücke” recognized this and included Amiet in their artistic group.

This exhibition has been designed in conjunction with the Kunstmuseum Solothurn which holds the most prominent collection of Amiet’s paintings. Loans for the exhibition come from major Swiss museums and numerous private collectors.

Located in the heart of Hamburg next to the Rathaus, the Bucerius Kunst Forum invites its visitors to take part in a stimulating encounter with artistic masterpieces. Interpreted from a contemporary perspective, international art from ancient to modern times is shown in four rotating exhibition each year. Since its foundation in 2002, the Bucerius Kunst Forum has become one of the leading exhibition houses in northern Germany.

Bucerius Kunst Forum gGmbH
Rathausmarkt 2, D-20095 Hamburg
Telephone: 040 360996-0
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