Cans Asia Art News has devoted the cover of its 189 issue (10.2020) to Julius Voegtli (1879 – 1944), a forerunner of Swiss impressionism.
A comprehensive article in Chinese on page 26 – 33 also covers the life and art of the artist.
Voegtli’s life-long artistic themes—nature, portraits, and stilllifes—have metaphors for the feeling of “Returning Home” in the existential sense, and extend beyond the pursuit of artistic origin to the pursuit of spiritual home.
In Switzerland at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the artistic atmosphere was relatively conservative.
Voegtli insisted on artistic creation throughout his life and never stopped exploring. He absorbed many pioneering ideas and methods, formed a unique and diverse style, and became a rare explorer and leader in the Swiss painting circle.
It is a stroke of luck not for the history of art in Switzerland, but for collectors around the world, that a landscape painter and portraitist of national and epochal significance is rediscovered and made accessible to the international art market thanks to the efforts of Pashmin Art Consortia.
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