March 27, 2020

Inspiring Artists, Series 2: Hodler

Ferdinand Hodler
“Ferdinand Hodler is considered as the best-known Swiss painter of the 19th century. Hodler is known for his portraits and nature and landscape images, especially those of the Swiss mountains and lakes.
Hodler’s paintings had a major influence on Switzerland’s picture and perception of itself.
At the same time, he was one of the most important representatives of the transition from the 19th century to modernism.”

Jung Connections…  
…An image of Hodler's View to Infinity is in the pages of The Problem of the Puer Aeternus by Marie Von Franz.    

…And Hodler's Adoration Study is on the cover of Children’s Dreams by C.G. Jung.

More images of Hodler's paintings can be found here:

Quotation from Fondation Beyeler by Enrico
and video by VernissageTV

In the Beginning

Poet You constellate the myths, O royal oracle of archetypes. Photo and poem by Jan Claire