The admiration and appreciation that the stateless Giovanni Segantini enjoyed around the turn of the 20th century were remarkable. Until the outbreak of the First World War, his art was celebrated in Italy, Austria and Switzerland, as well as in the Netherland and England…
The Segantini Museum in St. Moritz was opened in the summer of 1908 and completed in September of the same year.
The Museum was built by the architect Nicolaus Hartmann (1880-1956) as a kind of accessible memorial.
The building with its mighty dome is oriented to the pavilion, the Segantini for his Engadine Panorama at the Paris World Exhibition of 1900 had planned.
Giovanni Segantini (1858–1899) is regarded as an important artist of Realistic Symbolism and a great reviver of Alpine painting at the end of the 19th century.
Giovanni Segantini was an Austrian-born painter known for his large pastoral landscapes of the Alps. He was active in Switzerland for most of his life.
In the large domed hall upstairs is Segantini’s principal work, the “Alpine Triptych”, issued. The lighting is done via several skylights, can appear different depending on the time of day and light the colors of the work.
I was overwhelmed by the works of Segantini. Left the museum, I was looking at the landscape of the town for a while .
Following pictures are brochures of the art museum.