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The Alps

click Anton Hansch, The Großvenediger, oil/canvas, 77 x 106 cm, Inv. Nr. 53, Image: Ulrich Ghezzi, Oberalm


Jules Spinatsch, Snow Management SCENE 1, 2006, Courtesy Galerie Luciano Fasciati, Chur

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For centuries, the Alps have played a decisive part in shaping our artistic and cultural landscape. Generations of painters, inspired and fascinated by this inhospitable natural world, have rendered it impressively on canvas. Alpine scenes convey far more than simply the panorama or the natural scenery portrayed; they reveal much about the constantly changing relationship between man and his environment. This exhibition ranges from the representation of unspoilt, heroic Alpine scenes, through the wild romantic mountains of the Biedermeier landscape, to the widely varied treatment of Alpine scenery in contemporary art. Artistic reflection over more than 200 years shows the change and the altered perception of the Alpine world, as well as the reciprocal effects of art and tourism. Works from the extensive collection of the Residenzgalerie are joined by paintings, graphic works, installations and early posters from national and international collections. Some of the works are on public display for the first time. Artists 16. – 21. century: Alpine Gothic, Herbert Brandl, Jim Dine, Thomas Ender, Peter von Felbert, Friedrich Gauermann, Conrad Jon Godly, Anton Hansch, Stephan Huber, Gustav Jahn, Joseph Anton Koch, Will Klinger-Franken, Hubert Kostner, Friedrich Loos, Nino Malfatti, Emilie Mediz-Pelikan, Joos de Momper, Walter Niedermayr, Hanns Otte, Arnulf Rainer, Michael Reisch, Gregor Sailer, Jules Spinatsch, Josef Taucher, Alfons Walde, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (Selection)
Concept, design and organisation: Dr. Erika Oehring, Residenzgalerie Salzburg
A catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition.

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