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Fondation Gianadda lectures

Martha Degiacomi, tour guide and lecturer at the Pierre Gianadda Foundation in Martigny, will deliver a lecture on Swiss painter Albert Anker, entitled "Albert Anker and childhood".

Cultural Fondation Gianadda lectures Megève


On Thursday 29 February 2024
Megève (74120)

Albert Anker was a Swiss painter who, although deeply rooted in his time, chose to depict it as an idyllic period void of the vileness of the world. He portrayed the people of Switzerland who, despite the major upheavals of the late 19th century, continued to trust in the future. His paintings were never intended to carry a political message, nor any realism denouncing social injustices. On the contrary, Anker painted pictures of harmony between the generations. With strokes of the brush he described a Switzerland of well-behaved children, melancholic grandparents, conscientious tradespeople and the day-to-day lives of people going quietly about their occupations. He chose to outline the calm after the storm rather than the fury of the battlefield.
The Gianadda Foundation invites visitors to admire this artist's work on childhood. As an exemplary father who had deeply suffered from the loss of two young children, Anker took great interest in his descendants and his own self-fulfilment which he nourished through the warm, loving relationships he maintained with them.
He excelled in this topic which revealed him to the art world as a key figure in the field of children's portraits.

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    Full price: 5 €.

    Tickets also on sale at the Megève tourist office and the Edith Allard modern & contemporary arts centre of the Palais complex.
    Limited availability. Tickets will not be exchanged or refunded.


    Languages spoken : French


    Thursday 29 February 2024.


    Auditorium 247 route du Palais des Sports 74120 Megève
    Information update on 11/09/2023 by Mairie de Megève