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Masterpieces

Kunstmuseum Bern

The Kunstmuseum Bern is home to one of the most important art collections in Switzerland, with more than three thousand paintings and sculptures and some forty-eight thousand additional works on paper. Since the founding of the State Museum more than two hundred years ago, the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection has continuously grown, as has its world renown.
For Masterpieces: Kunstmuseum Bern, Matthias Frehner and Valentina Locatelli have assembled two hundred extraordinary examples from among the museum’s vast collection. The works in this book range from the late-thirteenth century to the present day. Among them are masterpieces by Duccio di Buoninsegna, Paul Cézanne, Salvador Dalí, Ferdinand Hodler, Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Henri Matisse, Méret Oppenheim, Pablo Picasso, and Félix Valloton, and many others. For each work, the book includes a full-page illustration and a reexamination of the work by one of seventy international experts. An essay describing the development of the museum and its collection introduces the book.

460 pages | 200 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 | © 2016

Art: European Art


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