Ferdinand Hodler Drawings from the Yenish Museum

Exhibition June 12 − September 13, 2020
The pioneer of contemporary art, the famous Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler (1853–1918) created works that range from huge symbolic compositions to intimate, realistic portraits and almost abstract landscape paintings.

In thisexhibitionAbout sixty works, mainly on paper, will focus on the role of drawing in his practice - from quick composition sketches to complex oil studies. Most of the drawings by Hodler were preparatory studies for his large-scale compositions; they offer an exciting report on his workflow, which included technical experiments with prints and collages. Several of his portrait drawings will also be shown, including an acute series in which he depicted the illness and death of his lover, Valentine Godet-Darel.