Glarnerland – Walensee, Herbert Matter
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Glarnerland – Walensee

Artist: Herbert Matter
Year: 1936
Size: 128 x 90 cm / 50.4 x 35.4″
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Born in Engelberg in 1907, Herbert Matter was a pioneer in photomontage in the 1930s. He became famous thanks to the partly photographic, partly photorealistic posters he created for the “Schweizerische Verkehrszentrale”, the former Swiss tourism agency, between 1934 and 1936. The introduction of colour photography in the USA in 1936 marked the start of a new phase in Matter’s work, visible for the first time in his poster “Glarnerland-Walensee”. In this very rare poster from 1936, Matter created a montage of the Tödi - the highest peak in the Glarus Alps -, the Schreyenfach waterfall, the game keeper David Knobel and a lush meadow with cows. The arrangement of these classic symbols of the Swiss Alps using the technique of photomontage, which was exceptional at the time, suggests an intact, ideal alpine world.

Artist: Herbert Matter

Born 1907 in Engelberg, died 1984 in New York. Herbert Matter was trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva from 1923 to 1925 and at the Académie Moderne in Paris (by Léger) between 1928 and 1929.
In Paris, he worked with A.M. Cassandre on posters, with Le Corbusier (Jeanneret) on architecture and exhibition design, and with Deberny & Peignot as a photographer and typographer until 1932, the year h... more

Born 1907 in Engelberg, died 1984 in New York. Herbert Matter was trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva from 1923 to 1925 and at the Académie Modern ...

e in Paris (by Léger) between 1928 and 1929.
In Paris, he worked with A.M. Cassandre on posters, with Le Corbusier (Jeanneret) on architecture and exhibition design, and with Deberny & Peignot as a photographer and typographer until 1932, the year h... more
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