The Way Of Art
March, 30th - May, 4th 2019
HUGO ATZWANGER, UGO CLAUS, JAKOB DE CHIRICO, LESLEY DE VRIES, JOSEF DURST, HEINER GSCHWENDT, LOIS IRSARA, GOTTFRIED MORODER, ROLAND MORODER, HUBERT MUMELTER, HANS PIFFRADER, JOSEF HERMANN PITSCHEIDER, SEBASTIAN PLONER, HANS PRÜNSTER, JOSEF TELFNER, VICTOR THOMELE
With the end of the First World War and the subsequent political upheavals, the golden age of the Klausner artists' colony ended. To make matters worse, the catastrophic consequences of the flood of 1921 were added, which paralyzed the city for more than three years. Thus, there was no deepening of the artistic contacts of important representatives of German Modernism (Kanoldt, Erbslöh) after 1920. The Klausner artist ambience lived on, but was initially limited to the tradition-bound tradition of sculpture (Gallmetzer, Kargruber, J Piffrader). After only a few years, new artistic approaches of great significance (H Piffrader, Gschwendt) - artists who also played a leading role in the South Tyrolean Artists' Association founded in 1946, showed themselves. After 1945, de Vries and Hofer join the Klausner tradition of artists. To the circle of these artists originating from Klausen or acting in Klausen also other local artists (Telfner, Atzwanger, Durst, Lanzinger etc) can be counted.
The exhibition is made up of works from the art collection of Daniel Meraner and uses examples of big and lesser names to show ways and approaches of South Tyrolean art on a local level, in a time of upheaval and upheaval. The focus is again placed on artists in the area to Klausen, be it in terms of the sphere of activity as well as the motivation. In addition to examples from the figural area, landscape paintings and city impressions are the focus of the exhibition.