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Exhibits around the world > Switzerland December 13, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts.

KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL > To Feb. 4: “Kandinsky: Malerei, 1908-1921.”
Kandinsky’s peregrinations are well known: Russia (where he was born), Munich, a brief stay in Paris (1906-1907), his return to Munich and later to Russia when World War I broke out; Weimar where he taught at the Bauhaus school after leaving Russia again when artistic freedom became increasingly curtailed. Kandinsky finally settled in France in 1933 and lived there until his death in 1944. About 60 paintings and 30 works on paper illustrate the painter’s artistic evolution between 1908 and 1921, spanning his early colorful landscapes, his “improvisations” before the war, and his Russian geometrically organized compositions.  www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch

FONDATION BEYELER > To Feb. 18: “Eros dans l’Art Moderne.”
Following a first show devoted to Rodin’s and Picasso’s artistic relationship to Eros, this display brings together 200 works created throughout the 20th century that, again, focus on the interpretation of eroticism. The artists, as varied as Egon Schiele, Bonnard, Dali, Louise Bourgeois, Rebecca Horn and Marlene Dumas, are linked by their fascination for the theme but differentiated by their artistic idioms: nude paintings, drawings, sculptures or installations.  www.beyeler.com

KUNSTHAUS ZÜRICH > To Jan. 2: “In den Alpen.”
Paintings by Turner and Ferdinand Hodler, posters, contemporary artworks and photographs document the beauty of the Alps, its fauna and flora, its attraction as a tourist destination, but also the destruction wrought on them by global warming.  www.kunsthaus.ch

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