Ferdinand Hodler, Selbstbildnis, 1912 © Kunstmuseum Basel, Vermächtnis Max Geldner, Basel

  • Ferdinand Hodler, Bildnis Gertrud Müller, 1911 © Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Dübi-Müller-Stiftung
  • FERDINAND HODLER, Portrait of Valentine Godé-Darel | 1912 © Leopold Museum, Vienna
  • FERDINAND HODLER, Sensation III | c. 1905 © Property of the Canton of Bern, Photo: Property of the Canton of Bern/Wilhelm Balmer
  • FERDINAND HODLER, The Avalanche | 1887 © Kunstmuseum Solothurn, deposit of the Swiss Federation, Federal Office of Culture, Bern, 1903, Photo: Kunstmuseum Solothurn
  • FERDINAND HODLER, Truth | 1903 © Kunsthaus Zürich, permanent loan from the City of Zurich, Photo: Kunsthaus Zürich
  • FERDINAND HODLER, Self-Portrait (From Paris) | 1891 © Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva, deposit at the Gottfried Keller Foundation, Bern, Photo: Bettina Jacot-Descombes
  • FERDINAND HODLER, William Tell | 1896/97 © Kunstmuseum Solothurn, bequeathed by Margit Kottmann-Müller in memory of her husband Dr. Walther Kottmann, 1958, Photo: Kunstmuseum Solothurn
  • FERDINAND HODLER, Lake Thun with symmetrical reflection | 1909 © Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva, Photo: Bettina Jacot-Descombes

Ferdinand Hodler

Elective Affinities from Klimt to Schiele

13th October 2017 to 22nd January 2018

This presentation at the Leopold Museum will be the most comprehensive retrospective exhibition of works by Ferdinand Hodler (1853–1918) in Austria since the artist’s resounding success at the 1904 Secession exhibition. An exponent of Symbolism and Jugendstil, a pioneer of Expressionism, and not least an innovator of monumental painting, Hodler was an important inspiration to numerous artists of Viennese Modernism, such as Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser, as well as Oskar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele. The presentation focuses on the three main themes of Hodler’s art: landscapes from plein air painting to abstraction, portraits with an emphasis on female depictions, self-portraits, the haunting series of works accompanying the death of his lover Valentine Godé-Darel, as well as his eminent Symbolist figural compositions.


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