On this day in
1803 Hector Lou Berlioz, French composer, was born
1810 writer Alfred de Musset was born in Paris
1918 Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nobel Prize for Literature for 1970, was born
Under the title "Franz Gertsch. Nature’s Secret", the Museum Frieder Burda shows from October, 26, 2013 until February, 16, 2014 works from the painter Franz Gertsch. With its thirty monumental paintings and woodcuts, the exhibition provides insight into the artist’s oeuvre and demonstrates that the breadth of his creative work reaches far beyond photorealistic reproduction. While three of the artist’s early works from the seventies begin the presentation, priority is given to newer works that have never before been exhibited in Germany, including the triptych Guadeloupe, completed in 2013, with its paintings Bromelia, Maria, and Soufrière. Also being shown are his famous portraits of women, such as Silvia and Johanna, whose striking format alone lend them something unreal, ethereal.
Image: Franz Gertsch Johanna I 1983/84 acrylic on unprimed cotton 330 x 340 cm private property (permanent loan at Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf) © Franz Gertsch, 2013 Photo: Dominique Uldry, Bern No royalties for publication if related to the exhibiti
Museum Frieder Burda