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Ferdinand Hodler

Hodler already had a significant body of early realistic work behind him when, in 1890, his rigorous, energetic style of expressive two-dimensionality made him one of the standard bearers of the new, trail-blazing Symbolism and consequently one of Europe’s leading artists – the outstanding monumental painter of the period. Since the opening of the Kunsthaus in 1910 his work has been at its centre; numerous large compositions and bright rapturous landscapes provide visitors with a comprehensive insight into his work.

Ferdinand Hodler (1853–1918)
Der Tag. 2. Fassung, 1904/06
Oil on canvas, 163 x 358 cm
Gift of Alfred Rütschi, 1919
Ferdinand Hodler (1853–1918)
Der Tag. 2. Fassung, 1904/06
Oil on canvas, 163 x 358 cm
Gift of Alfred Rütschi, 1919