Anna luder. Cuno Amiet Biography 2019-03-13

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His encounter with the painters and the work created by the Ganguin circle created an unduly impression on Cuno. He set up his own studio in the town of Hellsau. After his apprenticeship with Frank Buchser, a Swiss painter, Cuno went to pursue his studies further at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. By the 1920s and 1930s, he fashioned a number of wall paintings. He stayed there from 1886 to 1888. His work was displayed in the December 1906 exhibition.

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Cuno was not too pleased with the training in the academy and he transferred to Pont Aven, a fishing village in Brittany, in 1892 instead. Cuno had a brilliant palette and a loose technique of painting. By 1912, Cuno remained isolated in his scenic town of Oschwand. He also taught many students in his Oschwand home. Amiet was a local archivist and a historian. In 1905, Cuno had his first solo exhibition at the Künstlerhaus in Zurich.

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In 1919, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bern. . Cuno was proficient at oil painting, but watercolor paintings and printmaking were his fortes too. He resided in the famous village known as Breton for 13 months. Learning this truth, Cuno shifted to French style of art he had learnt from Pont-Aven and he soon created a niche for his individual style.

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It was in the academy that Cuno met his life-long friend Giovanni Giacometti. However, in 1931, a fire at the Münchner Glaspalast crystal palace burnt down 50 of his most prominent artworks. The most prominent ones were for the veranda of the art museum in Zurich, the gymnasium frescos in Bern and wall decorations at the art museum in Bern. His house in Oschwand was a meeting place for many eminent artists, writers, painters and scholars including Wilhelm Worringer, Arthur Weese, Samuel Singer, Adolf Frey and Hermann Hesse. Unable to meet his expenses, Amiet returned to Switzerland in 1893. The reason being the exhibitions he participated in had increased and he was on the move to Dresden, Munich, Cologne, Jena with August Macke , Berlin, Frankfort, Hamburg, and Amsterdam.

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Cuno was a part of the group until it finally dissolved in the year 1913. It was in this period, from 1904 to 1914, that Cuno created some of the best paintings. After his marriage in 1898, Cuno shifted to Oschwand. After a few weeks, when the Bridge exhibition was organized formally, Amiet was invited to be a part of it. Painting landscapes with winter themes, fruits and gardens, the artist went to create more than 4000 paintings, which included around 1000 portraits.

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In 1889, Cuno and Giacometti went to Paris and took a transfer to the Académie Julian in Paris. From 1910, Cuno received many orders, both official and private. An important modernist artist, painter, illustrator, graphic artist and sculptor of the 19th century, Cuno Amiet is indeed a name to reckon with in Swiss art circle. Under Hodler's influence, Cuno tapped the colorful textures adapted from Port-Aven and the rigid German styles of Hodler. The inspiration drawn from the artists there and their work developed Cuno as a colorist and he learnt a lot from the artists Emile Bernard, Paul Sérusier, Roderic O'Conor and Armand Séguin.

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By the early 1920s, Cuno gave sculpturing a shot and used bronze and marble to create a few portraits. Cuno was influenced by painters like Ferdinand Hodler, but he had his individualism and own style of being artsy. Armand Séguin introduced and instilled in him the art of etching. Schmidt-Rottluff who were the upcoming members of the German Expressionist group named Bridge or Brücke. The dots of color and use of pastels exemplified his brilliance. Cuno Amiet was born in Solothurn, Switzerland in 1868. The biography indited below is an extension of Amiet's life and a reflection of his palette and the brilliance associated to it.

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An artist with a career spanning over a good 70 years and three centuries, Cuno's work was very rich, flamboyant and indeed eye-catching. In the 1940s and 1950s, Cuno's work concentrated more on abstract ideas revolving around space and light. The pioneer of modern art, Cuno Amiet paintings were all about colors and more colors. . . .

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