Discovering Kunsthaus


Discovering Kunsthaus

Since you’ve started a beautiful tasty journey with Aline, I’ve decided to give it a try and to offer you a cultural program after a proper meal. I can imagine nothing better, than a lazy Sunday with a long walk, lunch with the glass of rosé and a museum afterwards. May be I’m not treating art that seriously, but love it honestly. Once, during my trip to Paris, I’ve visited sixteen museums in one week, so I would love to share my experience and excitement with you. For our first destination, I’ve chosen, Kunsthaus Museum in Zurich (as long as you’ve just learnt how Zurich tastes like.)))

I visited this museum four or even five times and each time it surprises me with something new. Kunsthaus in Zurich has one of the most outstanding collections of artists from the 15th century to the present time in the whole Europe. The museum offers a wide range of works by Alberto Giacometti – popular Swiss painter and sculptor, as well as an exquisite collection of medieval sculptures and paintings, created by Henry Fuseli and Ferdinand Hodler, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, including photographs and installations. The museum famous for the second biggest after Norway’s collection of works by Edward Munch, great paintings by Pablo Picasso, with my favorite sketch of his famous “Kiss”, and also a wide range of impressionists works, such as Monet, Sisley, Pissarro. The museum has four floors and while going up you’re entering new time and discovering new paintings. On the last floor, you can already admire “classics” of modern art, such as Rothko, Merz, Twombly, Beuys, Bacon and Baselitz.

In addition to the permanent collection there are always temporary ones. Last week, while walking in the old town, I’ve noticed a poster of Egon Schiele and Jenny Saville exhibition. I was totally excited, because Kunsthaus Zürich is the first museum to exhibit the work of Schiele (1890–1918) together with paintings by the contemporary British artist Saville (b. 1970). And this exhibition features some works that have seldom been lent out before.  I absolutely fell in love with Saville’s large-scale works such as Fulcrum, Hyphen, or her newest work, Oxyrhynchus and Schiele’s Death and Maiden, from the Belvedere, is certainly a highlight. The exhibition will last till January 25th, don’t miss it and have a lovely weekend!

Masha D.

Paintings in this post by F.Hodler (main) & J.Saville (below)



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