ferdinand hodler – paintings – art book – peter gartmann, switzerland
ferdinand hodler – art book – paintings – by peter gartmann, basel – switzerland – susanne minder picture collection
The landscapes in Ferdinand Hodler’s late works have always fascinated me. Their endless expanse into nothingness is painted eternity. In series and variations, he bestowed the beauty of the Swiss mountains and Lake Geneva on his major landscape paintings – they are self-images of Switzerland – expressions of modernism. The magnificent views of mountains and lakes without showing distance are a play between near and far – pictorial visions.
The remarkable thing is that he often used only two colours – yellow and blue.
His massive, marvellous and monumental paintings illuminated by the sun have inspired me to push the limits of my pictures in this work, to simplify them more radically and abstractly – to re-interpret them in striking pop art.
„Meine Eigenart besteht darin, dass ich Monumentalität und Realismus miteinander verbinde. Parallelismus der Formen, Parallelismus der Figuren, Parallelismus ihrer Bewegungen.“
paintings 100 x 100 cm – unique items 1/1
art book – hodler
publisher: susanne minder, switzerland
design: susanne minder, switzerland
paintings: Peter Gartmann, Basel
matterhorn – Daniel Blaise Thorens Fine Art Gallery, Basel – exhibition 2014
weitere bilder – auch aus der serie ferdinand holder – von peter gartmann – im bildarchiv susanne minder