Hans Emmenegger

Cat. Kunstmuseum Luzern

Exhibition catalogue, edited by Fanni Fetzer and Heinz Stahlhut
texts (German/English) by Patricia Bieder, Monika Brunner, Christian Klemm, Dominik Müller, Heinz Stahlhut, Peter Suter
280 p with 180 coloured illustrations
295 x 240 mm, hardcover

ISBN 978-3-86442-089-4

39,80 €

The school of vision

An unconventional painter from Central Switzerland, it has been more than 25 years since the work of Hans Emmenegger was made available to a larger audience. An important painter, always mentioned alongside Hodler and Böcklin, he created an extensive œuvre. This exhibition catalogue –  incidentally the only available publication – presents 166 of his works. A particular aspect of ­Emmenegger’s landscapes and still lifes, and of some of his nudes and animal and architectural ­representations, is a certain melancholy, conveyed by his images and answering his desire for the »magnificently desolate and forlorn landscape« of Central Switzerland. To go even further, the hills, the bald trees, the barren snowmelts and shady forest glades and sunspots might be perceived as a precursor to the recent real­istic paintings, for instance, by Franz Gertsch or Gerhard Richter.

Kunstmuseum Luzern, 5/7–12/10/2104