Ein Tiroler mit Weltruhm

We are very pleased to present a solo exhibition by Alfons Walde for the first time. Together with the second great Tyrolean painter Albin Egger-Lienz, Alfons Walde is today one of the most important representatives of Austrian art of the interwar period. Alongside the internationally celebrated triumvirate of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, Alfons Walde is increasingly classified and appreciated as one of the most important representatives and pioneers of Austrian modernism.

He has also become a blue chip on the international art market, with his paintings fetching higher prices year after year, and there seems to be no end to this flight of fancy.

In addition to intimate nude drawings and characteristic landscape studies, we will show you four major works from an international private collection that fascinate with their painterly quality and iconic motifs.

"Bergweiler" from 1935 is a true masterpiece by the painter. It impresses with its impasto painting technique and the luminous, accentuated application of paint with which Alfons Walde knows how to capture the striking Tyrolean mountains and its traditional rural surroundings. "Kitzbühel in Winter", painted around 1925, is an early view of the world-famous winter sports resort and the artist's home. The picture shines with a particularly contrasting light and shade and a luminous colour scheme. The town's famous churches are bathed in warm sunlight and majestically enthroned in front of the snow-covered Tyrolean mountains.  

An absolute icon in the oeuvre of the famous painter, the "Trattalmen in Winter" are certainly one of the artist's most sought-after motifs and exemplify the sculptural modelling and unique colouring of snow, which no one else was able to paint so impressively.

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