Category: Art

12. December 2018

20th / 21st century | Religion

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Wooden nativity scenes from the Bernese Oberland

Wooden nativity scenes from Brienz have a long tradition in Switzerland. The original design was created by Hans Huggler-Wyss in 1915.

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30. November 2018

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Warhol, Tinguely, Polke and the escape into cursing

What demon had taken hold of Sigmar Polke when he created his ‘Schimpftuch’ in 1968? And what statement does Tinguely’s beer bottle-smashing machine make? We don’t know. What is beyond doubt, though, is that these artworks truly defined a style.

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2. August 2018

20th / 21st century | Art

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The Sun of St. Moritz by Walter Herdeg

The sun and lettering in the design of the resort town of St. Moritz is the oldest still-used tourism trademark in the world. The symbol and logo were created in 1932 by Zurich graphic designer Walter Herdeg.

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4. June 2018

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Ornaments divided opinion

In the nineteenth century, a heated debate broke out about ornaments and their production. The issue dominated the world of art and culture and was a turning point in the aesthetics of modernity.

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14. December 2017

Modern Age | Review

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Opulence and openness

A cultural history of opera at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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