Overview

  • Date

    26. May - 27. October 2019

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00 - 18:00
  • Contact

    Kirchner Museum Davos
    Promenade 82
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Platz
    7270 Davos Platz
    Phone +41 (0)81 410 63 00
    kirchnermuseum.ch

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Intro

The 2019 summer exhibition focuses on these visitors. Guests were captured in all classical art forms: painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. The presentation includes works from all creative periods with a focus on the Davos years.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was definitely not a big traveller. He would rather stroll through the landscape or into “urban” Davos where he would spend time at Café Schneider and draw the patrons. Other than that, he seems to have cherished the panoramic view of the sublime mountain world and orbited around his studio, as it were. Because of this, Kirchner had to count on people to take the journey to him in Davos.

The Davos subjects, above all the mountains, the forests and the local people, caused Kirchner to rethink his art. While his first dwelling, a cabin on Stafelalp, came about more by chance than design, the “In den Lärchen” house and, later on, the “Wildbodenhaus” were undoubtedly chosen deliberately. Kirchner looked for a certain isolation and immediate proximity to nature. He spent the last two decades of his life in an area of just a few square kilometres, albeit with magnificent views of the Landwasser valley and the neighbouring mountain ranges. Kirchner may be described as an armchair traveller who drew his knowledge of art from books and art magazines yet never felt the desire to travel in person in foreign lands.

As many of Kirchner’s letters show, he often asks people to come visit him and thanks visitors who come to him in Davos from all over the world – sometimes for prolonged stays. Artist friends and students, collectors, patrons, museum directors, art dealers and models were among the guests. The missives also mention private visits by, for instance, his brother, Ulrich, friends of his and his wife, Erna Schilling, his physicians, neighbouring peasant families and acquaintances from the surrounding area, right up to the visit of his alter ego, Louis de Marsalle.

The 2019 summer exhibition focuses on these visitors. Guests were captured in all classical art forms: painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. Kirchner made it a ritual to photograph his visitors in front of a window of his “Wildboden” residence, subsequently creating numerous portraits in a wide range of techniques. The presentation includes works from all creative periods with a focus on the Davos years.

The exhibition puts the unique collection of the Kirchner Museum Davos centre stage. The most comprehensive collection of the artist’s works in the world, it encompasses all major themes in Kirchner’s oeuvre from the “Brücke” period to the late work in Switzerland. The majority of the paintings are from the Davos period. Added to this are a large number of letters and documents regarding the artist’s life and work.

For the collection of the museum to keep receiving new impulses and remain vital, it needs works from other collections to join it for some time and, as long-term loans, put its presentation in a new light and add to it in a meaningful way.

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Contact address
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Platz
Kirchner Museum Davos
Promenade 82
7270 Davos Platz
081 410 63 00 (Museum)
info@kirchnermuseum.ch
081 410 63 01
Event Homepage www.kirchnermuseum.ch/de/aktuell
Price
CHF 12.00 / 10.00 / 5.00
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Event dates

  • 16 October 2019
  • 17 October 2019
  • 18 October 2019
  • 19 October 2019
  • 20 October 2019
  • 22 October 2019
  • 23 October 2019
  • 24 October 2019
  • 25 October 2019
  • 26 October 2019
  • 27 October 2019

Contact

Kirchner Museum Davos
Promenade 82
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Platz
7270 Davos Platz
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)81 410 63 00
Fax +41 (0)81 410 63 10
info@kirchnermuseum.ch
kirchnermuseum.ch

Date

26. May - 27. October 2019

Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00 - 18:00

Contact

Kirchner Museum Davos
Promenade 82
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Platz
7270 Davos Platz
Phone +41 (0)81 410 63 00
kirchnermuseum.ch

Check Availability

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