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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