Dutch Alps on Canvas

The artistic (re) discovery of mountainous landscape painting by Dutch painters in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries contributed significantly to the development of Swiss Alpine painting. The painter Jan Hackaert (1628-1685) from Amsterdam travelled with his Swiss colleague Conrad Meyer (1618-1689) to Glarus in 1655. Thanks to their realistic and modern graphic interpretations of these high mountains, these artists are now regarded as pioneers of Swiss Alpine painting. As a result, numerous Swiss artists, ranging from the acclaimed Caspar Wolf (1735-1783)to the internationally successful 19th century painter Alexandre Calame (1810-1864)from Geneva, manifested a reception of the Dutch Masters.