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Museum Kunst Palast Opens Exhibition by Swiss Artist Caspar Wolf

Caspar Wolf, 1735-1783 - "Der Lauteraargletscher mit Blick auf den Lauteraarsattel", 1776 - Oil on canvas, 54 x 82 cm.

DUSSELDORF.- Running in parallel with the Per
Kirkeby show, Museum Kunst Palast is holding an exhibition of 83 paintings and
84 drawings by the Swiss artist Caspar Wolf (1735-1783).
A number of
interesting parallels emerge from the simultaneous showing of the two artists.
After all, Wolf has been described by the Danish artist as one of his !old
favorites” and indeed as a “tip for insiders”. “Wolf is a painter of the lofty,
gentle, yet terrifying beauty of Switzerland. He penetrated more deeply into the
ice and snow of the Alps and their snow-clad peaks than any enthusiast or artist
before him.” (Karl Gottlob Küttner, 1786). On view 26 September through
10 January, 2010.