Gotthard – Switzerland – Swiss Federal Railways, Emil Cardinaux
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Gotthard – Switzerland – Swiss Federal Railways

Artist: Emil Cardinaux
Year: 1914
Size: 128 x 90 cm / 50.4 x 35.4″

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This beautiful vintage poster created in 1914 for the Swiss Federal Railways to advertise the Gotthard line is a fine example of Emil Cardinaux’s delicate Art Nouveau style. It’s a lovely piece of Swiss travel advertising and features a stunning view of a famous landmark on the train ride through the Alps: the iconic church of Wassen on a little height in Uri’s Reuss valley, with the “Chli Windgällen” peak throning in the background.

Artist: Emil Cardinaux

Emil CARDINAUX (1877 Bern 1936)

Towards the end of the 19th century, the Swiss art scene underwent thorough transformation. The central figure in this development was the painter Ferdinand Hodler. He was the first among Swiss artists who dared to radically be himself. Even though Hodler never took on students, the art world soon coined the term “Hodlerians” for a small group of Bernese artists. What the... more

Emil CARDINAUX (1877 Bern 1936)

Towards the end of the 19th century, the Swiss art scene underwent thorough transformation. The central figure in this ...

development was the painter Ferdinand Hodler. He was the first among Swiss artists who dared to radically be himself. Even though Hodler never took on students, the art world soon coined the term “Hodlerians” for a small group of Bernese artists. What the... more
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