The Punishment of Lust - Giovanni Segantini
Painted in 1891, this is one of the first symbolist works by the Italian artist.
The painting Spring in the Alps (1897) belongs with the late, large landscapes and symbolist works that Giovanni Segantini
(1858-99) was able to sell to famous museums and collectors in his lifetime, even though his paintings were regarded as the most expensive of their period and achieved exorbitant prices.
I Art has long been an integral part of the Engadine, its gentle pastures and mountain panoramas immortalised in paintings by local artists Giovanni Giacometti (1868-1935) and Giovanni Segantini
In St Moritz, after walking clean streets filled with shops selling all the most expensive designer gear, you could take in a little culture at the small museum dedicated to the town's nineteenth century artist superstar Giovanni Segantini
or take a bus into the mountains to the start of the cresta and bob sleigh runs.
Crosses, Christ figures, church interiors, clergymen performing rituals, people in prayer, prophets and pietas not only figure in the work of outspoken late-19th century catholic artists such as Giovanni Segantini
(Kissing the Cross, 1882-83), Antoon Derkinderen (High Mass, 1886-87), James Ensor (The Entry of Christ in Brussels, 1898) and Jan Toorop (Sketch for a Resurrection, nd), but also in the work of later artists such as Arnulf Rainer (Cross, 1980--86) and Marc Mulders (Foundation in Christ, 1987) and contemporary artists such as Erzsebet Baerveldt (Pieta, 1992), Mike Kelly (Switching Marys, 2005), Julian Schnabel (Gogoltha, 1980) and Bill Viola (The Greeting, 1995).
A love for places from the artist's own life and the evocative power that these convey were also seen in the exhibition in Milan, entitled "Voglio mostrare le mie montagne" (I want to show my mountains), echoing Giovanni Segantini
and Joseph Beuys, both of whom said "I want to see my mountains.
During his brief life, the sans papiers painter from the southern Tyrol, Giovanni Segantini
(1858-1899), seemed to fit this description.
A leading Italian Post-Impressionist, Giovanni Segantini
(1858-1899) was part of the movement known as Divisionism.
In addition to Constantin Brancusi and Richard Serra, next year the foundation will present the great divisionist landscape painter Giovanni Segantini
and contemporary Brazilian painter Beatriz Milhazes.
And works by Nineteenth Century Swiss masters such as Arnold Bocklin, Ferdinand Hodler, Albert Anker, Felix Valloton or Giovanni Segantini
all have a place of honour in the collections of renowned museums.
Inevitably, it begins with Giovanni Segantini
, not only the single Divisionist to achieve and maintain some sort of reputation outside Italy, but also the first Italian painter to adopt a recognisably Divisionist approach to painting.
Among the deceased Swiss rounding out the poll's "top 10" (behind Dunant, Durrenmatt, Pestalozzi, and Giacometti) are: (at number 5) illustrator Alois Carigiet, (6) novelist Jeremias Gotthelf, (7) painter Giovanni Segantini
[technically an Italian immigrant who lived and painted in the Grisons for years], (8) painter Albert Anker, (9) novelist-playwright Max Frisch, and (10) architect LeCorbusier.