Cuno Amiet. Early Children's Portraits
Kunstmuseum Basel, Hauptbau mezzanine floor
23.10.2021 - 27.03.2022
curator: Henriette Mentha
Cuno Amiet was one of the most influential Swiss artists around 1900 and is accordingly represented in numerous Swiss art collections. The Im Obersteg Collection is no exception. In 2020, the existing group of works by Amiet in the collection could be supplemented by the painting Studie zu "Zwei Mädchenakte" (1910). The purchase provides the occasion to thematize Amiet's children's portrists for the first time in a narrowly focused exhibition.
The acquired painting was created during Amiet's membership in the Expressionist artists' group Die Brücke and demonstrates the Swiss artist's rapprochement with his German colleagues as well as his independence. It will be shown in the exhibition in the context of other children's paintings by Amiet as well as selected works by Die Brücke artists.
Cuno Amiet, Studie zu „Zwei Mädchenakte“, 1910, Öl auf Leinwand, 98 x 91 cm, Stiftung Im Obersteg, Depositum im Kunstmusem Basel, Ankauf 2020, Inv. Im 1008
© D. Thalmann, Aarau, Switzerland