CARL WALTER LINER

Sotto la superficie: colori ed emozioni
Unter der Oberfläche: Farben und Emotionen

OCTOBER 11 – NOVEMBER 16,  2014

“Carl Walter Liner was a master in interpreting painting styles which are apart. Nevertheless, the thing that had made him unique in the national panorama was his ability to bend his technical preparation to a personal vision of art. Liner believed that art is the channel to communicate with the divine, a form of inspiration that drove him into pilgrimages through Appenzell and the Mediterranean. Those are trips where he collected impressions, emotions and raw material for works imbued with colors and gestures that, on one hand, documented the objective reality, on the other hand, transcended the boundaries of the visible, and finally become an expression of the emotions of the soul. That’s why I think that his works leave a sign.”

Patrizia Cattaneo Moresi

THE ARTIST

CARL WALTER LINER (1914-1997)
He grew up in an artistic family in Appenzell Canton and studied in Paris with Othon Friesz , at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. He travelled a lot through the Mediterranean countries, Egypt, France, Italy and Spain. He devoted himself to painting, inspired by Nature and mainly depicting landscapes and female figures. The friendships with Vlaminck, Braque, and especially Zadkine, Erich Heckel Schneider have influenced his work: large abstract canvas, figurative and movement flowing around an intense equilibrium. The works of Carl Walter Liner are mainly exhibited in Switzerland, Germany, France and the United States. In 1984 he received the Innerrhoder Kulturpreis, the highest cultural recognition of his native canton.

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CHROMOTERAPY FOR ADULTS: A SENSORY JOURNEY BETWEEN LINER’S COLORS

In collaboration with the Centro di Cromoterapia of Massagno, Artrust has organized a sensorial tour to discover Carl Walter Liner works

WORKSHOPS

CARL WALTER LINER WORKSHOP

On the occasion of Carl Walter Liner’s exhibition, Artrust has created two workshops – for kindergarten and elementary school – built on the theme of color, focused on the 5 senses.

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