Official website of the Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation, a non-profit association concerned with culture and social commitment which works to promote awareness of the values of life and peace, dignity and human progress among peoples.
26 March - 15 May 2016
Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation – Piazza Guerrazzi 32, Cecina (Livorno)
Daily from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission
Hermann Hesse, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1946, is definitely lesser known for his activity as a painter than for his literary masterpieces, from Demian to Narcissus and Goldmund, from Siddharta to The Glass Bead Game. The exhibition organized by the Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation and curated by the Art Director, Alessandro Schiavetti, presents the more intimate, hidden side of an all-round artist who found relief from his existential distress in pictorial expression. On the advice of his psychoanalyst, a disciple of Carl Gustav Jung, Hesse was initially reluctant to start using colours and brushes, but then he felt so relieved that painting became his preferred activity. Fascinated by the beauty of nature and attracted by the expressive power of colour, Hesse painted over three thousand watercolours during his life, mainly depicting dreamy, brightly coloured landscapes in Ticino, but he also illustrated small volumes and booklets of poems.
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