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Swiss Art History and Sitemap

Alberto Giacometti | Surrealist/Existentialist/Figure sculptor

Switzerland lies at the crossroads of several major European cultures. Three of the continent's major languages, German, French and Italian, are national languages of Switzerland, along with Romansh, spoken by a small minority.
Therefore, Swiss culture is characterized by diversity, which is reflected in a wide range of traditional customs. The 26 cantons also account for the large cultural diversity.

In the 16th century Protestantism had a strong influence on visual arts in Switzerland. Samuel Hieronymus Grimm was a well-known 18th-century watercolourist and ink wash artist, although he created much of his notable work while in England. There was almost no influence from Italian or French Renaissance.

Chiefly in modern times did Swiss artists begin to emerge internationally. Alberto Giacometti is said to have derived much of his inspiration from the Etruscans, but became internationally known. Jean Tinguely fascinated people from all over the world with complex moving sculptures constructed entirely from scrap materials.
Paul Klee is sometimes regarded as Switzerland's most original and impressive painter.

The Dada movement originated in the Cabaret Voltaire (Zurich) in Switzerland in 1916.
Despite the relatively small number of internationally famous artists such as Alberto Giacometti and HR Giger, there are considerable art collections in renowned museums around Switzerland.
These are not only found in the cities of Zürich, Basel and Geneva but also in smaller towns such as Schaffhausen, Martigny and Winterthur.
The museums in the smaller towns pride themselves for their contribution to the arts, which exceed what is commonly found in provincial areas.
Graphic arts flourish in Switzerland, as does creative photography. Examples of this can be found on calendars, magazines and outdoor billboard advertisements.

List of Swiss Artists at Tutt'Art@

Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) | Nabi Painter
Marius Markowsk, 1976 | Digital painter
Arnold Bocklin | Symbolist / Romantic painter
Arnold Bocklin | Symbolist painter
Swiss Artists | Sitemap
Frank Buchser | Orientalist painter
Ernest Biéler | Art Nouveau painter
Luigi Monteverde | Genre painter
Alice Bailly | Cubist / Avant-garde painter
Charles-Clos Olsommer | Symbolist / Art Nouveau painter
Félix Vallotton | Nabi painter | Plein Air and Landscapes
Felix Vallotton | Nabi painter | Still Life
Félix Vallotton | Nabi painter | Figures and Portraits
Jean-Jacques Pradier | Les Trois Grâces / Three Graces, 1825
Peter Hobden, 1952 | Figurative Impressionist painter
Max Buri ~ Portrait/Genre painter
Giovanni Giacometti ~ Post-Impressionist painter
Augusto Giacometti ~ Abstract painter
Alberto Giacometti ~ Surrealist/Existentialist/Figure sculptor
Paul Klee ~ L'arte è quello che c'è fra il colore e la tela
Hermann Hesse / Fabian Perez ~ Così vanno le stelle..
La crisi secondo Albert Einstein
Hermann Hesse | La gioia del pittore
Bill Mack / Hermann Hesse ~ Tienimi per mano al tramonto..
Hermann Hesse: Vieni con me!
Hermann Hesse: "Il walzer di Chopin"...
Hermann Hesse ~ Favola d'Amore...
William Dalton | Golden Waves | Photographer
Raffaello Ossola, 1954 | Surrealist painter
Arnold Böcklin | A Modern Visionary | Symbolist painter
The Albert Einstein Memorial, 1979
Albert Einstein | L'Autobiografia scientifica
Marianne von Werefkin (1860-1938) | Expressionist painter
Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Paul Klee ~ Expressionist painter
Jean-Jacques Pradier | Neoclassical Romantic sculptor
Stefano Maderno | Baroque era style sculptor