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Giovanni Giacometti
1868 - 1933
PAESAGGIO D’INVERNO (STAMPA)/WINTERLANDSCHAFT (STAMPA)
signed with the artist's initials lower left
oil on canvas
70 x 90 cm
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Provenance

Collection Fritz Medicus, Zurich
International private collection (by descent to the present owner)

Exhibited

Winterthur, Kunstmuseum/Lausanne, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts/Coire, Bündner Kunstmuseum, Giovanni Giacometti 1868-1933, 1996/97

ILLUSTRATED NOTE

Executed in 1906/07.

Literature

Paul Müller/Viola Radlach/Dieter Schwarz, Giovanni Giacometti 1868.1933, Zurich 1996/97, p. 93, ill. (in colour)
Giovanni Giacometti 1868-1933, exhibition catalogue, Lausanne 1997, p.101, ill. (in colour)
Danièle Gros, „Giovanni Giacometti – Maltechnische Untersuchungen“ in: Paul Müller/Viola Radlach, Giovanni Giacometti, 1868-1933, Werkkatalog der Gemälde, Zürich 1997, vol. II-1, p. 81, p. 72, no. 22, ill. (detail, in colour)
Paul Müller/Viola Radlach, Giovanni Giacometti, 1868-1933, Werkkatalog der Gemälde, Zürich 1997, vol. II-1, p. 240, no. 1906.23 und p. 241, ill.

Catalogue Note

The present work, a beautiful winter landscape by Giovanni Giacometti, depicts a view of snowy Stampa, the family’s hometown in the valley of Bergell. By his use of pastose brushstrokes and finely nuanced, expressive colors Giovanni Giacometti transformed the snow-covered, alpine landscape into a wonderful symphony of light and shadow. Winterlandschaft counts among one of the most beautiful post-impressionistic paintings by Giacometti.

Das wunderbare Winterbild zeigt das tiefverschneite Bergeller Dorf Stampa die Heimat der Familie Giacometti. Giovanni Giacometti verstand es mit pastosen Pinselstrichen und durch feine Farbnuancen die schneebedeckt Bergwelt des südlichen Bündner Tales in eine Symphonie von Licht- und Schatteneffekten zu verwandeln. Unser Gemälde zählt zu den schönsten postimpressionistischen Werken des Malers.

Swiss Art / Swiss Made

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