Kunst Museum Winterthur and other Museums in Switzerland and private Collections
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Kunst Museum Winterthur
In 2021 the Kunst Museum Winterthur in Switzerland is dedicating a major exhibition to the Expressionism in Switzerland. It is the first exhibition that includes the whole geographical area of Switzerland, including the artistic expressions in the French-speaking (western Switzerland) and Italian- speaking (southern area of Ticino) part of the country. How this radically new style developed in Switzerland is the theme of the exhibition.
Beside of paintings, also other artistic expressions like sculpture and graphic works will be highlighted in order to be able to draw a comprehensive picture of the Swiss Expressionism.
in particular a phenomenon typical of Switzerland becomes apparent, which is reflected in the multilingualism: Swiss artists stood between two major spheres of cultural influence: from Germany on the one hand and France on the other. While The New Objectivity and Cubism developed only to a limited extent in this country, the Expressionism is considered as the “strongest and most influential artistic-style of the Swiss Modernism”.