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Clara Porges - Sciora Gruppe, 1948

   

Clara Porges - Sciora Gruppe, 1948, Öl auf Leinwand, 56 x 50 cm


 

Clara Porges - Sciora Gruppe, 1948
Oil on canvas
56 x 50 cm

The artistic work of Clara Porges (*17.9.1879 Berlin - 17.5.1963 Samaden) was shown from 1912 until the early 1950s at numerous exhibitions in London, Vienna, Munich, Leipzig, Dresden, Freiburg im Breisgau, Stuttgart, Bern and Zurich. Nevertheless, the artist's works were almost forgotten. It was not until 1985, when her works were integrated into the exhibition "Das Oberengadin", that their great significance was correctly perceived and viewed in a larger context by artists who dealt with the Engadine. 

The Sciora Group is the most famous mountain range in Bregaglia and is formed by Sciora Dafora, Ago di Sciora and Sciora Dadent. The valley in the southern part of the canton of Graubünden is a source of inspiration for artists and, in addition to Alberto Giacometti and Giovanni Segantini, Clara Porges has also been fascinated by the mountain panorama. The artist's painting depicts the mountain range behind a village scene. The mountains seem massive but also protective, as if they would offer shelter to the village below.


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Clara Porges - Sciora Gruppe, 1948, Öl auf Leinwand, 56 x 50 cm


 

Clara Porges - Sciora Gruppe, 1948, Öl auf Leinwand, 56 x 50 cm

About artist
Clara Porges
Berlin, 1879 — 1963

From 1896 until 1900 Clara Porges (17.9.1879, Berlin – 17.5.1963, Samaden) studied at the Art Academy and the Fehr Academy in Berlin, where she graduated as a painter. Study trips led her to Italy, Vienna and, on the trail of Nietzsche, to the Engadine.
Clara Porges’ artistic oeuvre has been shown from 1912 until the early 1950s in several exhibitions in London, Vienna, Munich, Leipzig, Dresden, Freiburg in Breisgau, Stuttgart, Bern, and Zürich. However, her oeuvre was about to fall into oblivion in the second half of the 20th century. The artist began to gain acknowledgment only in 1985, when her artworks were included in the exhibition Das Oberengadin in der Malerei at the Segantini Museum in St. Moritz, as a member of artists that artistically engaged with the Engadine.