A Sentimental Landscape. The invention of landscape after Goethe

Exhibition

from 15/08/2020 to 08/11/2020

“Now I really find myself in a new country, surrounded by objects entirely strange.”
That is what Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote on his arrival at Lake Garda on 12th September 1786. In parallel to this year’s major special exhibition at the Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck, namely “Goethe’s Italian Journey. Homage to a country that never was”, the Tyrolean State Museums are presenting a selection from their collections at the Museo Alto Garda as a contribution – in interaction with individual Italian positions – to the exploration of the landscape that the MAG has been pursuing for several years.

Goethe’s Italian Journey, which lasted from September 1786 to June 1788 but only received literary treatment between 1813 and 1817, was the starting point for a special approach to landscape in art from the end of the 18th century to the present. The exhibition focuses on one aspect of the journey that has so far received little attention: the discovery of landscape as a place of selfknowledge.

The title of the exhibition is based on the novel “A Sentimental Journey” written by Goethe’s contemporary Laurence Sterne. In this context, “sentimental” implies rejection of the supremacy of reason, exploration of the role of sensuality and introspection, and ironic criticism of the many authors of travel books who laid claim to objectivity in the descriptions of the landscapes they saw.

Starting with works from the 18th and 19th centuries, the exhibition seeks to develop a comprehensive discourse on the artistic construction of landscape, the break with stereotypes in the 20th century and the deliberate individual treatments selected by contemporary artists.

Artworks by the artists:
Alterazioni Video, Luca Coser, Gerhild Diesner, Jeanne Faust / Jörn Zehe, Ursula Groser, Martin Kippenberger, Alexandra Kontriner, Artur Nikodem, Alessandro Piangiamore, Lois Weinberger

and

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Angelika Kauffmann, Pietro Marchioretto, Franz Edmund Weirotter


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Dates

Today 10:00 - 18:00
tomorrow 10:00 - 18:00
Sun 20/09 10:00 - 18:00
Mon 21/09 10:00 - 18:00
Tue 22/09 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 23/09 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 24/09 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 25/09 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 26/09 10:00 - 18:00
Sun 27/09 10:00 - 18:00
Mon 28/09 10:00 - 18:00
Tue 29/09 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 30/09 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 01/10 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 02/10 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 03/10 10:00 - 18:00
Sun 04/10 10:00 - 18:00
Mon 05/10 10:00 - 18:00
Tue 06/10 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 07/10 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 08/10 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 09/10 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10/10 10:00 - 18:00
Sun 11/10 10:00 - 18:00
Mon 12/10 10:00 - 18:00
Tue 13/10 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 14/10 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 15/10 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 16/10 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 17/10 10:00 - 18:00
Sun 18/10 10:00 - 18:00
Mon 19/10 10:00 - 18:00
Tue 20/10 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 21/10 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 22/10 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 23/10 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 24/10 10:00 - 18:00
Sun 25/10 10:00 - 18:00
Mon 26/10 10:00 - 18:00
Tue 27/10 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 28/10 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 29/10 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 30/10 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 31/10 10:00 - 18:00
Sun 01/11 10:00 - 18:00
Mon 02/11 10:00 - 18:00
Tue 03/11 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 04/11 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 05/11 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 06/11 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 07/11 10:00 - 18:00
Sun 08/11 10:00 - 18:00
 

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