franz gertsch - woodcuts
During the summer months, we will again present works from our Franz Gertsch collection in our spacious museum rooms. This year, we will be showing a cross-section of Gertsch‘s monumental woodcuts: some portraits, works from the "Schwarzwasser" series („Black Water“), plant motifs such as "Rüschegg" or "Gräser" („Grasses“), and one of his recent major works, "Maria" (2001-2002), which is one of Gertsch‘s largest woodcuts up to date (400 x 550 centimeters). The presentation of "Das Grosse Gras" („The Big Grass“, 1999-2001) will be a special attraction: four monumental woodcut triptychs measuring 400 x 850 centimeters each, in turquoise, ultramarine blue, vermilion red and midnight blue. They form a sacred and celebratory ensemble, the density and intensity of which is but seldom to be experienced in an art space.