Event Chur

Guided tour "Otto Dix and Switzerland"

Public guided tour Otto Dix and Switzerland.


15.08.2024 from 18:00 to 19:00 o'clock
Adults: CHF 15.00 / CHF 12.00*
Children, teenagers up to 16 years: free of charge
* reduced: AHV, apprentices, students up to 26 years of age
Graubünden Art Museum

Otto Dix (1891-1969) is considered one of the most important German artists of the 20th century. His committed realism made him famous in the 1920s, but made him an ostracized artist during the National Socialist era. In 1933 he lost his professorship at the Dresden Art Academy, his works were considered "degenerate art". Otto Dix withdrew to Lake Constance near the Swiss border and created numerous landscape paintings from 1934 to 1945 that reflect the upheavals and contradictions of the time in a surprising way. What is striking about these works is the Old Master style of painting, which stands in stark contrast to Expressionist work. His landscapes are considered images of an "inner emigration" and, with their almost uncanny emptiness, convey a sense of unease in time.

In the 1930s, Switzerland was an important point of reference in Otto Dix's painting and drawing work. However, his artistic and biographical connections to Switzerland have so far received little attention. The Bündner Kunstmuseum explores this in a specific exhibition and a detailed publication. The exhibition focuses on the works of Otto Dix, which were created at the end of the 1930s, when the artist spent a long time in the Engadine for a cure, and which have never been shown together before. The painting San Gian in Winter from the collection of the Bündner Kunstmuseum can thus be shown for the first time in a larger context of other oil paintings and a series of extremely fine drawings.

Registration via the homepage www.buendner-kunstmuseum.gr.ch/ is required.


Graubünden Art Museum

Bahnhofstrasse 35, 7000 Chur

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