The Alps in Panoramic Paintings
Panoramic paintings of the Alps first appeared in the 1930s and can often be found in the centre of a tourist hotspot indicating skiing areas, hiking paths and a magnificent take on the local landscape. They also leave quite a lot out, the ugly industrial building on the outskirts of the village the exact route of the trainline. They almost pertain to be a map but without the rigour of a map. What they do convey however is the, slightly invented or heightened, majesty of the mountains.
This collection of panoramic alpine paintings shows the line that all of these paintings tread with their half-realiyt and their glorious blue skies, lush meadows and pristine white slopes of snow.
From the mountains of the Salzkammergut to the shores of Lac Leman these are paintings to get lost in and to marvel at.
Hardback. 192 pages.
24.6cm x 30.8cm x 2.2cm