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François Diday - Genfersee bei Vevey, 1856

   

François Diday - Genfersee bei Vevey, 1856, Öl auf Leinwand, 58,1 x 81,1 cm.

François Diday - Genfersee bei Vevey, 1856
Oil on canvas
58,1 x 81,1 cm

When you stand in front of a work of art, small details are usually not immediately noticeable. We find it extremely exciting to take a closer look and therefore start the #closeup series, in which we take a closer look at works of art and thus also highlight the little details.
The oil painting by François Diday is a good choice. The painting consists of many small scenes that could stand on their own, but together form a harmonious whole.

This work by François Diday and other landscape paintings are part of our current exhibition Beyond the Visible - Romanticism and Symbolism in Switzerland, which you are welcome to visit by appointment.

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François Diday - Genfersee bei Vevey, 1856, Öl auf Leinwand, 58,1 x 81,1 cm. (Detail)

François Diday - Genfersee bei Vevey, 1856, Öl auf Leinwand, 58,1 x 81,1 cm. (Detail)

François Diday - Genfersee bei Vevey, 1856, Öl auf Leinwand, 58,1 x 81,1 cm. (Detail)

François Diday - Genfersee bei Vevey, 1856, Öl auf Leinwand, 58,1 x 81,1 cm. (Detail)

François Diday - Genfersee bei Vevey, 1856, Öl auf Leinwand, 58,1 x 81,1 cm.

François Diday - Genfersee bei Vevey, 1856, Öl auf Leinwand, 58,1 x 81,1 cm.

About artist
François Diday
Genf, 1802 — 1877

The Swiss landscape painter François Diday (10.2.1802, Geneva - 28.11.1877, Geneva) took drawing lessons with Abraham Constantin and other landscape painters in Geneva whose style was to shape him, and he was also a pupil at the Société des Arts. 1823 he worked in the studio of Antoine Gros in Paris. In the following year Diday received a small scholarship for a stay in Italy. Then he settled in his hometown Geneva and worked as a drawing teacher in his studio, which was visited by numerous pupils, including Alexandre Calame. Diday became the leading head of the Geneva School of Alpine Painting and thus an important representative of Geneva Romanticism. In addition to Switzerland, his works were exhibited in Paris, Berlin and Vienna at the 1873 World Exhibition, where he was awarded a bronze medal.