Ferdinand Hodler and Mark Rothko: A Passion for the Italian Renaissance

Thursday, September 14, 2023, 6:30 PM
$20; free for Morgan Members members and students with valid ID

Niklaus Manuel Güdel

In this lecture, Niklaus Güdel, Director of the Ferdinand Hodler Institute, Geneva, proposes a comparison between Ferdinand Hodler and Mark Rothko based on their common interest in the Italian Renaissance. Preoccupied with color, death, and the place of the human body in nature, both artists found inspiration in Italian painting, notably the art of Giotto and Fra Angelico.

The exhibition Ferdinand Hodler: Drawings—Selections from the Musée Jenisch Vevey will be open at 5:30 PM for program attendees.

This lecture is supported by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York.

Consulate General of Switzerland in New York

View of hanging at the Fondation Beyeler, Fall 2019. © Courtesy Fondation Beyeler, Riehen / Basel. Photography by Mark Niedermann.

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