Lake Thun and the Stockhorn Mountains by Ferdinand Hodler poster print
50 x 70 cm poster print featuring the dramatic mountain scene Lake Thun and the Stockhorn Mountains by Ferdinand Hodler, from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection. Printed on smooth matt art paper 240gsm, delivered rolled in a cardboard tube, image size is 36 x 46 cm.
The Stockhorn is a mountain of the Bernese Alps, overlooking the region of Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.
The painting is dominated by the horizontal line, which the artist saw as symbolic of death. Hodler wrote about the central mountain peaks in those landscapes as representing the soul of his beloved. Nature, life, love and death are thus unified in this majestic landscape. This is one of Hodler's late landscapes, painted near Berne in Switzerland. It is thought to be the only work by Hodler in a British public collection.
Ferdinand Hodler (March 14, 1853 – May 19, 1918) was one of the best-known Swiss painters of the nineteenth century. His early works were portraits, landscapes, and genre paintings in a realistic style.