Giovanni Segantini 1838-1899

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The artist Giovanni Segantini was a leading member of the European avant-garde of his day. He was hailed as an 'innovator', a 'prophet' and a 'revolutionary': in an obituary one critic called him a "Secession in his own right". His work was to be seen in public and private collections alike, and had a major effect on art in Europe at the time. Even the Futurists cited him as a role-model.. "This is the first ever Segantini monograph in English. It offers the public an opportunity to see important paintings and ...
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Overview

The artist Giovanni Segantini was a leading member of the European avant-garde of his day. He was hailed as an 'innovator', a 'prophet' and a 'revolutionary': in an obituary one critic called him a "Secession in his own right". His work was to be seen in public and private collections alike, and had a major effect on art in Europe at the time. Even the Futurists cited him as a role-model.. "This is the first ever Segantini monograph in English. It offers the public an opportunity to see important paintings and drawings by this artist, including his famous triptych La vita - La natura - La morte (Live - Nature - Death). With in-depth essays on the artist's oeuvre - from his early genre paintings, influenced by Realism, right up to his symbolic depictions of Nature in a Divisionist style - this publication is an up-to-date, comprehensive monograph on Giovanni Segantini.
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  • ISBN-13: 9783775705646
  • Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
  • Publication date: 10/2/1999
  • Pages: 215
  • Product dimensions: 11.25 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 6
The Path to Modernism: Giovanni Segantini - Life and Work 8
Plates 1 Selected Works 1879-1897 35
La bellezza liberata della materia: The Drawings and Paintings in the Segantini Museum 66
Plates 2 Works in the Segantini Museum, St. Moritz 83
"Cosi penso e sento la pittura": The Paintings of the Otto Fischbacher Giovanni Segantini Stiftung 110
Plates 3 Works of the Otto Fischbacher Giovanni Segantini Stiftung in the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen 117
Towards Symbolism: Paintings by Segantini in the Kunsthaus Zurich and other Swiss Museums 134
Plates 4 Works in the Kunsthaus Zurich, the Bundner Kunstmuseum, Chur, and other Swiss Museums 145
De Maiore ad Minorem and Back: On the Genesis of Giovanni Segantini's Alpine Triptych 164
The Alpine Triptych: Segantini's Answer to Gauguin and the German Romantics 174
Plates 5 The Alpine Triptych 185
Biography 200
Bibliography 205
Exhibitions 209
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