Giovanni Giacometti (1868 -1933), Vue de Capolago (détail), vers, 1907, musée d'Orsay© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay)/ Hervé Lewandowski

Swiss Modernities (1890-1914)

May 19, 2021 - Jul 25, 2021

As the 19th century came to an end, a new art community began to blossom in Switzerland. A generation of Swiss painters, including Cuno Amiet, Giovanni and Augusto Giacometti, Felix Vallotton, and Max Buri, emerged and profoundly renewed the art of their time. Trained in France, Germany, or Italy, they brought with them the expressive styles, symbols, and palettes of the European avant-garde with the desire to contribute to a national identity still taking shape in the young federal state – created in 1848.
Swiss Modernities displays seventy works from this little-known period, some of them for the first time in France.

Paul Muller, Art historian
Sylvie Patry, Director of Conservation and Collections, Musée d’Orsay

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