On Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 it was time to travel to the Swiss capital city Bern, to meet my buddy Christoph. As we really like to visit art museums, we took the chance to see the hyped “Gurlitt: Status Report – “Degenerate Art” confiscated and sold” exposition, The Hahnloser collection and the collection of the museum at the amazing Kunstmuseum Bern.

There was a big hype about this sensational discovery of artworks owned by Cornelius Gurlitt.  The focus of this exhibition in Bern is on the works of “degenerate art” confiscated by the Nazis from German museums during the Third Reich. The team of the Kunstmuseum Bern did a very good job of the expo’s design with a lot of interesting informations. For me, the big part of the artworks had a really strong but strange imagery. My favourite ones were a painting of Cézanne and one of Kandinsky. There were a lot of visitors and the attendance of the whole exhibition will be one for the record books for the Kunstmuseum Bern.

The Hahnloser Collection was my highlight of this visit. Arthur (1870-1936) and Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler (1873-1952) collected world-class art in their living mansion called Villa Flora situated in Winterthur (Switzerland). This collection include works of Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Felix Vallotton, Ferdinand Hodler and more. Especially the portraits of the Hahnloser family were great to see. The common expression “revolution coffee” was born after Hedy invited guests to talk about art and drink cups of black coffee at the Villa Flora.

As I forgot my iPhone in the jacket at the checkroom I couldn’t shot the Gurlitt-Expo and it wasn’t allowed to take photos of the Hahnloser Collection, so I returned to get it to shot some photos of the Collection of the Museum.

Thanks a lot to Christoph for an awesome day!

Here you can see some snapshots I shot on my iPhone 7 Plus




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