Lake Geneva with the Savoy Alps, Ferdinand Hodler
Ferdinand Hodler
Lake Geneva with the Savoy Alps
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Ferdinand Hodler

Lake Geneva with the Savoy Alps, 1907


Dimensions
49.8 x 39.5 cm
Inventory Number
SG 1229
Acquisition
Acquired in 1964.
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art

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About the Work

Using shades of blue and yellow, the Swiss painter Ferdinand Hodler created this harmonious unity structured only by nuances of colour. The realms of mist and clouds and the surface of the water and the harshness of the Savoy Alps are made tangible by these divisions. Although they are mostly deserted, Hodler's landscapes nonetheless express man's longing for union with nature.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Lake Geneva with the Savoy Alps
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten rechts (in Dunkelrot): F. Hodler
Signiert und datiert verso mit Bleistift auf dem Keilrahmen: F. Hodler 1907

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1964.

Work Content

Motifs and References

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Primary
  • 61D(GENFER SEE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (GENFER SEE) (GENFER SEE)
  • 61D(SAVOYER ALPEN) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (SAVOYER ALPEN) (SAVOYER ALPEN)
  • 25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone)
  • 25H11 mountains

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22.10.2020