My sister lives in Switzerland. She’s a hero at excursion and outing t(r)ips in the country and in her area, canton Zug, and adjacent cantons Zurich, Lucerne, Schwyz an Aargau. Together we visited Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich’s art museum.
After the Kunstmuseum Basel, it houses one of the most important art collections in Switzerland, assembled over the years by the Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft. The collection spans from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, with an emphasis on Swiss art.
The museum was designed by architects Karl Moser and Robert Curjel and opened in 1910. Particularly notable are the several preserved Moser interiors in the original section of the museum, decorated in masterful Néo-Grec version of Secession style. The bas-reliefs on the facade are by Moser’s longtime collaborator Oskar Kiefer. The original museum building was extended in 1925, 1958 and 1976.
The collection includes major works by artists including Claude Monet (several works including an enormous water lily painting), Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Jacques Lipchitz and the Swiss Alberto Giacometti.
Other Swiss artists such as Johann Heinrich Füssli, Ferdinand Hodler or from recent times, Pipilotti Rist and Peter Fischli are also represented.
Furthermore, there are works from Hans Memling, Vincent van Gogh, Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse, René Magritte, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and many more.
Absolutely worth a few hours of your day.
Information by Wikipedia.
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