The Knowledge to Create

The Cabinet d´arts is exhibiting some 130 paintings, oil studies, watercolours, drawings and lithographs by painter Barthélemy Menn (1815-1893). The exhibition is structured around the landscape and the figure, their representation and their reciprocal relationship. Menn tried to deepen his understanding and then to capture the form systematically, and to organise and to give rhythm to the pictorial surface. Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918) was one of his many students.