The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Davos Mountains in Expressionist paintings by Philipp Bauknecht on view at Museum Würth Künzelsau
Philipp Bauknecht, Lärchen (Berglandschaft, 1912. Öl auf Leinwand/Oil on canvas, 108 x 95,5 cm. Sammlung Würth, Inv. 16277.
KÜNZELSAU.- Powerful colors and compositional freedom are characteristic for the paintings of Philipp Bauknecht, whose life and work are closely linked to the Swiss health resort of Davos. This was where he began his actual work as an artist, as after having passed a technical college for joiners in Nuremberg and a degree from Königliche Kunstgewerbeschule (Royal Academy of Arts and Crafts) in Stuttgart, Bauknecht had to move to Davos in 1910, at the age of 26 after an attack of tuberculosis, and he stayed until his death in 1933.

He experienced both the fashionable resort characterized by rich and intellectual sanatorium guests and the rough, mountainous landscape with its hardworking farmers. All of this finds its reflection in his paintings, watercolor drawings and woodcuts. While still being under the influence of late impressionism and art nouveau at the beginning of his career as an artist, he soon found his way to his own authentic style in the seclusion of his life. In his works, landscapes and everyday life of farmers are turned into immediate, expressive signs of nativeness, power, strength as well as human emotions and action, and with this also of his own state-of-mind.

Analogies can certainly be drawn to the painter, graphic artist and sculptor Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, who also worked in Davos, cultivated a personal relationship and exhibited together with Bauknecht. However, it wasn't until 1917 that Kirchner came to Davos, hence, it cannot be assumed that he had an influence on Bauknecht's artistic style. Unlike the work of Ferdinand Hodler with his symbolic image conception, his clear structures and almost plastic reproduction of nature, which had found entry into the early work of Bauknecht. Since 1916, he finally showed a very personal will to express himself, and the colors and forms Bauknecht joined in a compelling manner to dense but spacious compositions gained an every stronger autonomy.

Bauknecht's early death and the following outlawry by the National Socialists made an appropriate reception of his meaningful oeuvre impossible for many years. Only in 1960, it was rediscovered and has ever since been honored in Europe and beyond in numerous exhibitions and publications. Now, the Museum Würth in Künzelsau, in cooperation with the Kirchner Museum Davos and Iris Wazzau Gallery, Davos, shows a comprehensive retrospective exhibition on

Philipp Bauknecht. With over 100 paintings, drawings and woodcuts the exhibition offers an intensive look into a work created in the Swiss Alps in the course of over 20 years. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Swiridoff Verlag.

Today's News

August 11, 2014

An ancient money box containing a large rare hoard of coins found in Israel

Sotheby's reports first half 2014 financial results: 24% increase in net auction sales

After filing a UN application, Canada launches mission to map, claim North Pole

"House on the Corner": Latvia's former KGB headquarters gives up its dark secrets

The Prado Museum and "la Caixa" present 'The Captive Beauty: Small Treasures at the Prado Museum'

Final weeks of 'Kandinsky: A Retrospective' at the Milwaukee Art Museum

First retrospective of Carrier-Belleuse's oeuvre on view at Musées et domaine nationaux du Palais de Compiègne

The Future of Fashion is Now: Follow the making of an exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

'The Madeleine Shelter and Laugerie Basse, 15,000 years ago' on view at Musée national de Préhistoire

Exhibition at National Museum of the American Indian portrays 20th-century Oklahoma in black and white

Davos Mountains in Expressionist paintings by Philipp Bauknecht on view at Museum Würth Künzelsau

Renowned collection of post WWII and contemporary prints travels to Bellevue Arts Museum

Exhibition at Bonnefantenmuseum presents its collection in an investigative way

Two special exhibitions on view at the Columbia Museum of Art

LA Art Show marks 20th anniversary at January 2015 event; International gallery component at capacity

Cleveland Museum of Art reports strong gains in attendance, membership, fundraising

Lyon & Turnbull to sell rare early Bellany painting

The Baltimore Museum of Art announces three new contemporary exhibitions in fall

Sotheby's Hong Kong Autumn 2014 Sale Series to take place from 4 to 8 October

Jeu de Paume's virtual space offers a take on the issues surrounding energy and food management

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves aims to pinpoint legendary Queen Nefertiti's tomb

2.- Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum explores the world of Indian textiles and fashion

3.- Rare Byzantine mosaic that depicts ancient streets and buildings in Egypt restored

4.- Sopranos actor/art collector Federico Castelluccio to pen book on Guercino discovery

5.- Exhibition at the McNay Art Museum presents more than 50 works created by Joan Miró

6.- Major monographic exhibition of works by Tamara de Lempicka on view in Verona

7.- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts acquires painting commissioned by King George III

8.- Tang Museum at Skidmore College receives 500 photographs from Jack Shear

9.- The Rijksmuseum and the Louvre to jointly buy rare Rembrandts for 160 mn euros

10.- Rail life: History of trains brought to life in a state-of-the art museum in Brussels

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site