From Kirchner's Morphine to a Passion for Giacometti

Renato Bergamin (Editor)


24.90 €

About the book


  • ISBN: 978-3-7165-1824-3
  • Pages: 112
  • Binding: Clothbound
  • Published: 10/2016
  • Illustrations: 15 illustrations
  • Dimensions: 11 x 20.9 cm

Talking and philosophizing about art and life

In this volume Renato Bergamin tells about a very personal approach to the two great artists Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Alberto Giacometti. By chance, he met the art patron and gallery owner Eberhard W. Kornfeld in 1984 and twelve years later the photographer and publisher Ernst Scheidegger, who both gave him a very unique and personal insight into the art of the 20th century. In many conversations and during what he described as "unforgettable encounters" with both of them the author was given unparalleled impressions about the dimensions and atmosphere of a thrilling bygone art scene. Born in 1923, Eberhard W. Kornfeld was in direct contact with key artists of the 20th century and befriended many of them, becoming friends with Giacometti in 1948. To this day he also has a very special relationship with the work of Kirchner, which constitutes an important focal area of his private collection. Ernst Scheidegger, who passed away in February 2016, had already met Giacometti in 1943. This resulted in a lifelong friendship and the most comprehensive photographic documentation of his life and work.


Renato Bergamin

Renato Bergamin was born in 1963 and raised in Arosa and Davos. He studied language and teaching in Fribourg and Paris, and works as a teacher.

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