Charles L’Eplattenier

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In order to offer a dialogue with Henrik Spohler’s photographs, the MBAL is pleased to present an exhibition of early 20th-century landscapes by Swiss painter Charles L’Eplattenier. Born in Neuchâtel in 1874, L’Eplattenier trained in Budapest and later Paris before returning to Switzerland at age 23 and settling in La Chaux-de-Fonds. From a young age, the Jura region had been among his favorite subjects, and he never grew tired of its infinite variations in different lights and seasons. He was able to capture the natural majesty of his surroundings, particularly the movement of water, a major theme in his work: the winding Doubs River soon became a recurring motif. No matter the genre – whether portraiture, patriotic, allegorical or religious – he took an original, singular approach to the Jura landscape in hopes of rivaling the work of Ferdinand Hodler. L’Eplattenier, a prolific creator, painter, sculptor and architect, proved even more influential as a pedagogue, making a decisive impact on the career of one Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, later known as Le Corbusier.In order to offer a dialogue with Henrik Spohler’s photographs, the MBAL is pleased to present an exhibition of early 20th-century landscapes by Swiss painter Charles L’Eplattenier. Born in Neuchâtel in 1874, L’Eplattenier trained in Budapest and later Paris before returning to Switzerland at age 23 and settling in La Chaux-de-Fonds. From a young age, the Jura region had been among his favorite subjects, and he never grew tired of its infinite variations in different lights and seasons. He was able to capture the natural majesty of his surroundings, particularly the movement of water, a major theme in his work: the winding Doubs River soon became a recurring motif. No matter the genre – whether portraiture, patriotic, allegorical or religious – he took an original, singular approach to the Jura landscape in hopes of rivaling the work of Ferdinand Hodler. L’Eplattenier, a prolific creator, painter, sculptor and architect, proved even more influential as a pedagogue, making a decisive impact on the career of one Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, later known as Le Corbusier.

Selection of further exhibitions in: Switzerland

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Heimplatz 1
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Museum Franz Gertsch
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Burgdorf

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07.09.2019 - 24.11.2019
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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22.06.2019 - 13.10.2019
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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25.10.2019 - 19.01.2020
Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
Zürich

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30.11.2019 - 08.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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22.06.2019 - 13.10.2019
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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30.11.2019 - 08.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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01.09.2019 - 22.09.2019
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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22.06.2019 - 13.10.2019
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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22.06.2019 - 13.10.2019
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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07.09.2019 - 01.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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01.08.2016 - 01.01.2030
Landesmuseum Zürich
Museumstrasse 2
Zürich

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30.08.2019 - 08.12.2019
Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
Zürich

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20.09.2019 - 12.01.2020
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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07.09.2019 - 01.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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Charles L’Eplattenier Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle Main address: Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle Marie-Anne-Calame 6 2400 Le Locle, Switzerland Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle Marie-Anne-Calame 6 2400 Le Locle, Switzerland In order to offer a dialogue with Henrik Spohler’s photographs, the MBAL is pleased to present an exhibition of early 20th-century landscapes by Swiss painter Charles L’Eplattenier. Born in Neuchâtel in 1874, L’Eplattenier trained in Budapest and later Paris before returning to Switzerland at age 23 and settling in La Chaux-de-Fonds. From a young age, the Jura region had been among his favorite subjects, and he never grew tired of its infinite variations in different lights and seasons. He was able to capture the natural majesty of his surroundings, particularly the movement of water, a major theme in his work: the winding Doubs River soon became a recurring motif. No matter the genre – whether portraiture, patriotic, allegorical or religious – he took an original, singular approach to the Jura landscape in hopes of rivaling the work of Ferdinand Hodler. L’Eplattenier, a prolific creator, painter, sculptor and architect, proved even more influential as a pedagogue, making a decisive impact on the career of one Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, later known as Le Corbusier.In order to offer a dialogue with Henrik Spohler’s photographs, the MBAL is pleased to present an exhibition of early 20th-century landscapes by Swiss painter Charles L’Eplattenier. Born in Neuchâtel in 1874, L’Eplattenier trained in Budapest and later Paris before returning to Switzerland at age 23 and settling in La Chaux-de-Fonds. From a young age, the Jura region had been among his favorite subjects, and he never grew tired of its infinite variations in different lights and seasons. He was able to capture the natural majesty of his surroundings, particularly the movement of water, a major theme in his work: the winding Doubs River soon became a recurring motif. No matter the genre – whether portraiture, patriotic, allegorical or religious – he took an original, singular approach to the Jura landscape in hopes of rivaling the work of Ferdinand Hodler. L’Eplattenier, a prolific creator, painter, sculptor and architect, proved even more influential as a pedagogue, making a decisive impact on the career of one Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, later known as Le Corbusier. Book tickets