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Edited by: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Diana Segantini, Guido Magnaguagno, Ulf Küster Texts by: Dieter Bachmann, Ulf Küster, Guido Magnaguagno, Beat Stutzer, Pietro Bellasi, Annie-Paule Quinsac, Patrick Stoffel, Diana Segantini Graphic Design: Heinz Hiltbrunner English Januar 2011, 172 Pages, 137 Ills. Hardcover 1mm x 1mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2765-5

Based on numerous important paintings and drawings, this extensive publication presents the life and work of Giovanni Segantini (1858–1899), the enthusiastic Divisionist and Symbolist whose work was inspired by light. His desire to translate the bright, clear light he experienced in the alpine world led to an enormous painterly development, one that is evident in all of his creative phases—starting with his time in Brianza, Lombardy, the pictures of farm life in Savognin, and finally, to the apex of his career, characterized by the brightly lit mountain landscapes of the Engadin Valley. Scholarly and literary essays acknowledge the important role Segantini played in reviving landscape painting and paving the way for modernism, and assign him a new place in the history of world art as a painter of light. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2759-4) Exhibition schedule: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, January 16, 2011–April 25, 2011