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Segantini contextualised at the Fondation Beyeler, Basel

The exhibition, on until 25 April, illustrates his obsession with mountainous landscapes and invites comparison with other Expressionist masterpieces

This exhibition of about 45 paintings and 30 drawings by the Alpine artist Giovanni Segantini (1858-99), some of them rarely, if ever, exhibited before, explores his role as a pathfinder of modernism. Paintings from all periods of his career of mountain villages, their inhabitants and livestock, often set against panoramic, snow-clad mountain ranges, are put into context by being shown alongside works from the Beyeler Collection by artists including Van Gogh, Cézanne and Manet. The exhibition, which includes loans by the Otto Fischbacher Giovanni Segantini Foundation, the Segantini Museum, St Moritz, the Swiss Gottfried Keller Foundation, Kunsthaus Zurich, and Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur, and by numerous private collections, is curated by Diana Segantini, the artist’s granddaughter, Guido Magnaguagno and Ulf Küster. Above, Return from the Woods, 1890.

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Segantini, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, until 25 April'