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Naturlehrpfad Surses

Segantini 20: Alp Tussagn

Mezzogiorno sulle Alpi – Mittag in den Alpen, 1891: (77,5 × 71,5 cm, Öl auf Leinwand, Segantini Museum St.Moritz, Depositum der Otto Fischbacher Giovanni Segantini Stiftung).
Mezzogiorno sulle Alpi – Mittag in den Alpen, 1892: (85,5 × 79,5 cm, Öl auf Leinwand, Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan).

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Vacche aggiogate – Kühe an der Tränke, 1888: (83 × 139,5 cm, Öl auf Leinwand, Kunstmuseum Basel, Depositum der Gottfried Keller-Stiftung).
In search of the clear light, Segantini is drawn higher and higher. He spends his summers in a hut on Alp Tussagn. There he paints "Cows at the Drinking Trough" and "Lunch in the Alps".


Segantini's hut no longer exists, it has disintegrated. It could be that the picture "My Models" shows a room in the hut.

Mountain range with Piz Curver and Piz Toissa
In both pictures taken on Alp Tussagn, the snow-capped mountain range with the peaks Piz Curver and Piz Toissa on the opposite side of the valley is recognizable. However, the painted landscape corresponds only to a limited extent with the real one, as Segantini has changed it considerably by hiding spaces between them. The painting "Noon in the Alps" has become one of Giovanni Segantini's most impressive and popular works.

Success at the World Exhibition
Giovanni was able to show the painting "Cows at the Trough" in 1889 with two more pictures at the Paris World Exhibition. It wins a gold medal there. A journalist and theatre critic sees in the picture even Segantini's strongest skill at that time united.

Giovanni Giacometti
The Graubünden painter Giovanni Giacometti also discovers Segantini's painting at the said World Exhibition. He later became a pupil of Giovanni Segantini and finished Giovanni Segantini's work after his death. He is present at the death of his friend on the Schafberg.

Im Audio Giovanni Giacometti gets to know Giovanni Segantini's paintings at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1889. He was enthusiastic about the depictions of the mountains of his homeland in such intense color and light conditions. The audio file can be found at the back of the pictures. 

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Segantini 20: Alp Tussagn

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