The rediscovery of color
21st of June 2020 – 28th of February 2021
The rediscovery of colour in the 19th century represents a central moment in the history of glass art. The renewed fascination for coloured glass went hand in hand with a growing interest in colour on the part of science and art, which was expressed in theoretical treatises and artistic productions. Based on the colour theories prevailing at the time and newly developed manufacturing processes for coloured glass, the exhibition is dedicated to the reinterpretation of colour in 19th and 20th century glass art.
Without compromise - Sylvia Oeggerli. Reversed painting on glass.
The forthcoming cabinet exhibition at the Vitromusée Romont is dedicated to the work of Sylvia Oeggerli and takes place in the Salle des Baillis from 18 October 2020 to 28 February 2021. After a long career in drawing, painting and engraving, the Swiss artist turned to reverse glass painting some forty years ago. By combining this technique with that of woodcut, which requires a hard and precise gesture, she developed a very personal and uncompromising style. Her paintings radiate a subtle balance between superimposed layers of colour and linear structures engraved with the knife, which convey dynamism and expressiveness.
Preview, Saturday, 17 October at 17.30