Ferdinand Hodler: View to Infinity

Self-Portrait

Oil on canvas

Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau, donated by the estate of Prof. Dr. Arthur Stoll

b. 1853
d. 1918

Self-Portrait
Ferdinand Hodler
1916
Self-Portrait
The Dents du Midi from Champéry

Oil on canvas

Nestec S.A., Private Collection

b. 1853
d. 1918

The Dents du Midi from Champéry
Ferdinand Hodler
1916
The Dents du Midi from Champéry
The Grammont

Oil on canvas

Nestec S.A., Private Collection

b. 1853
d. 1918

The Grammont
Ferdinand Hodler
1917
The Grammont
Portrait of Gertrud Müller

Oil on canvas

Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Dübi-Müller-Stiftung

b. 1853
d. 1918

Portrait of Gertrud Müller
Ferdinand Hodler
1911
Portrait of Gertrud Müller
Two Women in Flowers

Oil on canvas

Archäologie und Museum Baselland

b. 1853
d. 1918

Two Women in Flowers
Ferdinand Hodler
1901-02
Two Women in Flowers
The Sick Valentine Godé-Darel

Oil on canvas

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

b. 1853
d. 1918

The Sick Valentine Godé-Darel
Ferdinand Hodler
1914
The Sick Valentine Godé-Darel

Ferdinand Hodler: View to Infinity

September 20, 2012-January 7, 2013

“Ferdinand Hodler: View to Infinity” will be the largest American exhibition ever devoted to this major Swiss artist. Hodler was admired by such Austrian artists as Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, whose work is essential to the Neue Galerie collection. The organizing curator for the Neue Galerie is Jill Lloyd, a distinguished scholar who has assembled several important shows for the museum, including “Van Gogh and Expressionism”. The exhibition is co-organized by the Fondation Beyeler, Basel, where it will be on view from January 27 to May 26, 2013. The organizing curator for the Beyeler is Ulf Küster. Air transportation is provided by .

The exhibition includes 65 paintings and 20 drawings from both public and private collections worldwide, as well as furniture designed by Josef Hoffmann for the Hodler apartment. The Musée d’art et d’histoire in Geneva was responsible for the loan of the superb drawings. The show will cover all key aspects of his work: his numerous self-portraits; his Symbolist canvases; his majestic paintings of the Swiss Alpine landscape; and a series of shockingly frank portraits of his lover, Valentine Godé-Darel, documenting her decline and death. There are also 45 intimate photographs of Hodler in the exhibition taken by Gertrud Dübi-Müller, which show him as a very engaging figure, in bowler hat and striking various poses. These photographs are on loan from the Fotostiftung Schweiz in Winterthur. A fully illustrated catalogue, published by Hatje Cantz, will accompany the exhibition.