The Kunsthaus Zürich is the art museum of the city of Zurich. In addition to a large collection, the Kunsthaus Zürich has a library. The library of the Kunsthaus Zürich is a scientific special library for modern art. Parts of the collection are open and accessible online at registration. With pleasure.
Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, ‘plein air’ painting, Impressionism – these are still the main stylistic labels attached in the German-speaking world to French painting of the 19th century. The artists working in those styles – figures such as Géricault, Delacroix, Corot, Daumier, Millet, Courbet, Manet, Sisley, Monet and Renoir – turned their backs on the officially sanctioned painting of the era, with its academic and neoclassicist style. Yet despite their revolutionary approaches, many of them still adhered to tradition. Highly controversial…Find out more »
After the works of Abraham Cruzvillegas (* 1968) were shown in 2015/16 at a grand appearance in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern and in comprehensive individual exhibitions in the USA, France and Germany, the Kunsthaus Zurich is now exhibiting for the first time in Switzerland Exhibition of the Mexican artist. In his sculptures and spatial installations he examines architecture as an expression of social relations. Cruzvillegas grew up in Ajusco, a volcanic landscape south of the Mexican capital.…Find out more »
The development of abstract art was a central process of modern art. But also artists and artists, who oriented themselves on the stylistic means of the representational art, significantly influenced modernity. This is shown by masterpieces - and sometimes rarely - by the collection.Find out more »
Fashion drive? Fashion is both drive and dilemma at the same time, but above all an indicator of the change in its time. This exhibition bends over 500 years of fashion history in the mirror of art: How did artists react to extreme phenomena such as slitmode, shame caps, crinolines or tuxedos? Georg Simmel describes it in "philosophy of fashion" as follows: "Life according to fashion is a mixture of destroying and building." Fashion is both an economic factor and…Find out more »
Robert Delaunay (1885 - 1941), one of the most important pioneers in the art of the early 20th century, is honored with this most extensive presentation in Switzerland. The exhibition highlights two important paintings from the Kunsthaus Zürich collection, namely "Formes circulaires". Soleil, lune ", 1913 - 1931, as well as the monumental image of" Formes circulaires "from 1930. The visually extremely attractive exhibition gives the audience an opportunity to experience the broad spectrum and the prognostic nature of Delaunay's…Find out more »
Oskar Kokoschka (1886 - 1980) is today one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His lasting legacy for the art production of the post-war period up to the present is undisputed and yet enigmatic: in Europe, which had been shattered by two world wars, and where realistic art had fallen into disrepute, Kokoschka remained intrepidly committed to the recognition of figurative art. He adhered to the integral force of an art beyond state propaganda, which is reflected…Find out more »