DAVOS, Otto Morach
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DAVOS

Artist: Otto Morach
Year: 1926
Size: 128.3 x 90.3 cm / 50.5 x 35.6″

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It's interesting to compare Morach's dizzying, vertiginous promotion for Davos to the work of other posterists during the same period. Whereas Plinio Colombi or Emil Cardinaux took an Impressionistic approach. Morach translates the Cubo-Futurist style of his fine poster art into his work as a graphic designer. He dramatizes the landscape and cityscape of Davos, opposing both to an idyllic image of Switzerland. Morach was involved with cubism, dada and the Bauhaus movement, eventually arriving at an abstract style. He worked on murals, mosaics, carpet fabric design, glass painting and also taught applied painting from 1918 to 1953. In Switzerland's highly poster-conscious environment, Morach was a truly inspired posterist and one of the best.

Artist: Otto Morach

Otto Morach was born in Solothurn in 1887 and died in Zurich in 1973.

After training as a secondary school teacher, Otto Morach went abroad from 1909 to 1914 to study painting in Munich and then in Paris, where he witnessed the development of Cubism and Futurism. After the outbreak of war, he returned to Switzerland to work as a teacher and painter. During those years, he developed an independent force of e... more

Otto Morach was born in Solothurn in 1887 and died in Zurich in 1973.

After training as a secondary school teacher, Otto Morach went abroad from 1909 t ...

o 1914 to study painting in Munich and then in Paris, where he witnessed the development of Cubism and Futurism. After the outbreak of war, he returned to Switzerland to work as a teacher and painter. During those years, he developed an independent force of e... more
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