Artworks Credits

As a Swiss Private Bank, we are proud to promote the Swiss cultural heritage. Therefore, in the framework of our partnership with the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire of Geneva, we are putting forward a selection of paintings by the renowned Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler. Those paintings are currently exhibited at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire of Geneva, which is located opposite to our Headquarters.

Ferdinand Hodler is considered to be the Swiss artist that has had the most influence on the painting of the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century.
Paintings herebelow correspond to a specific period of Hodler’s life that follows his participation in 1904 to the Nineteenth Secession exhibition in Vienna. From that time, Hodler concentrated more on his production of landscape paintings which are characterised by the absence of human figures and more generally, in reaction to the Positivism of his century, by a distancing from all trace of civilisation. It is thus that he came to execute what are conventionally dubbed his “Planetary Landscapes” which, more often than not, depict Lake of Geneva.

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LE LAC LÉMAN ET LE MONT BLANC (LA RADE DE GENÈVE À L’AUBE)
Ferdinand Hodler

1918
Huile sur Toile, 61.2 x 128cm
© Musée d’art et d’histoire, Ville de Genève
Photo : Bettina Jacot-Descombes

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LA JUNGFRAU VUE DE MÜRREN
Ferdinand Hodler

1914
Huile sur Toile, 62.8 x 86 cm
© Musée d’art et d’histoire, Ville de Genève
Photo : Yves Siza

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LE LAC DE THOUNE ET LE MASSIF DU STOCKHORN
Ferdinand Hodler

1912
Huile sur Toile, 57.2 x 80.6 cm
© Musée d’art et d’histoire, Ville de Genève
Photo : Bettina Jacot-Descombes

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LE LAC DE THOUNE AUX REFLETS SYMÉTRIQUES
Ferdinand Hodler

1905
Huile sur Toile, 80.2 x 100 cm
© Musée d’art et d’histoire, Ville de Genève
Photo : Bettina Jacot-Descombes

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LE LAC LÉMAN ET LE MONT-BLANC (LA CHAÎNE DU MONT-BLANC)
Ferdinand Hodler

1918
Huile sur Toile, 60 x 80 cm
© Musée d’art et d’histoire, Ville de Genève
Photo : Flora Bevilacqua

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LE LAC DE THOUNE ET LE MASSIF DU STOCKHORN (LA CHAÎNE DU STOCKHORN)
Ferdinand Hodler

1913
Huile sur Toile, 67.2 x 89 cm
© Musée d’art et d’histoire, Ville de Genève
Photo : Bettina Jacot-Descombes

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LE LAC LÉMAN ET LE MONT BLANC (LA RADE DE GENÈVE ET LE MONT BLANC À L’AUBE, AVEC CYGNES)
Ferdinand Hodler

1918
Huile sur Toile, 77 x 152.2 cm
© Musée d’art et d’histoire, Ville de Genève
Photo : Yves Siza