9. February – 30. March 2008
Every year, Kunstmuseum Thun presents an exhibition from its collection with alternating focuses. This year the focus is on the art of portraiture of the late 19th and early 20th century.
As a special highlight, Kunstmuseum Thun exhibits a selection from Jean Moeglé’s works (1853–1938) in combination with paintings and graphic works. Jean Moeglé ran a photo studio in Thun from 1882. A majority of the citizens of Thun, both craftsmen and noblemen alike, commissioned portraits from him.
The exhibition brings together individuals of that time side by side and in dialogue with each other. Images of people staged by a multi-faceted compilation – from farmers to members of parliament, and from self-portraits to group images. The human images assume a new coexistence in the media as photographs, paintings or graphics. The similarities of the various media and also their differences and the rivalry between them become visible.
Artists in the exhibition:
Cuno Amiet (1868–1961), Arnold Brügger (1888–1975), Johann Peter Flück (1902–1954), Paul Gmünder (1891–1984), Ferdinand Hodler (1853–1918), Fred Hopf (1885–1943), Paul Klee (1879–1940), Gottfried Matter (1891–1967), Jean Moeglé (1853–1938), Ernst Morgenthaler (1887–1962), Alexander Müllegg (1904–1982), Fred Stauffer (1892–1980), and others.