The Panorama’s of Giovanni Giacometti

Giovanni Giacometti, , 1899, Hotel Palace von Maloja, Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur.

The exhibition’s point of departure is the four-part Engadin-Panorama by Giovanni Giacometti (1868-1933), which is at the Graubünden Art Museum (Bündner Kunstmuseum)  as a permanent loan.

It was Giovanni Segantini (1868-1899) who involved the artist in the great panorama-project for the Paris World Exhibition of 1900. Segantini died, however, and his project did not make it to Paris. Three paintings are shown in the Segantini Museum in St. Moritz nowadays.

Afterwards, Giacometti painted various panoramas himself. After the panorama of Muottas Muragl (1898) he painted a view of the Upper Engadine scenery with the massive Hotel Palace of Malloja (1899), and as the conclusion of these representative assignment-paintings, the famous triptych for the Hotel Waldhaus in Flims (1904).

These three paintings set a beginning to the onset of his career.