Trilogy of a Worldview. Werefkin - Epper - Schürch
The exhibition "Trilogy of a Worldview" presents three artists who applied different forms of expression to represent their personal worldview in their works. Marianne von Werefkin, Ignaz Epper, and Johann Robert Schürch distorted, deformed, and intensified reality in order to transfer their perception of the world and their emotions to the viewer. The First World War, industrialisation, the isolation of the individual as well as poverty and social inequality were their central themes. But the longing for purity and a life in harmony with nature also was also manifested in their works. In the 1930s, Werefkin, Epper, and Schürch met in Ascona, a growing international art scene at the time, where they inspired each other in their work.