The Rhaetian Railway – Grisons – Switzerland, Emil Cardinaux
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The Rhaetian Railway – Grisons – Switzerland

Artist: Emil Cardinaux
Year: 1913
Size: 104.5 x 75.4 cm / 41.1 x 29.7″

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The Rhaetian Railways is the highest north-south rail crossing in the Alps cuts through canton Grisons from Thusis up the Albula Valley, through the Engadine, over the Bernina Pass and down Val Poschiavo to Tirano in Italy. The route is a masterpiece of railway engineering that fits remarkably into the romantically rugged terrain, and is an excellent choice for the UNESCO list, which is designed to protect and conservate exceptional natural phenomena and cultural achievements (Swiss Magazine, Hot Spots in Switzerland, June 2013). A fine poster by Emil Cardinaux, the Swiss master of travel poster, for the railway company of the Canton of Graubunden and the Tarasp Castel. The poster beautifully demonstrates the magnificent richness of the Swiss landscape.

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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