Kunstmuseum Basel - Museum für Gegenwartskunst

19.10.2014 - 01.02.2015

 

Caspar Wolf
and the aesthetic conquest of nature

 

Curator: Bodo Brinkmann

 

Caspar Wolf, The Dala Gorge, Looking Downriver, ca. 1774/77, Valais Art Museum, Sion

His radical formulations of Alpine landscape well beyond the sphere of Baroque idyll make the Swiss painter Caspar Wolf (1735-1783) one of the most important precursors of European Romanticism. This exhibition is showing 110 works by him and by artists who influenced him.