Cycling in Switzerland

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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 28, Huttwil–Burgdorf
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 29, Burgdorf–Bern (Bärengraben)
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Emme-Uferweg
Emme-Uferweg
Route 446, Burgdorf–Hasle-Rüegsau
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Flüeweg Burgdorf
Flüeweg Burgdorf
Route 389, Burgdorf–Burgdorf
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Mittelländer Hügelroute
Mittelländer Hügelroute
Stage 1, Thun, Heimberg–Langenthal
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Emmental–Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Stage 1, Biel/Bienne–Burgdorf
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Emmental–Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Stage 2, Burgdorf–Escholzmatt
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 5, Langnau–Burgdorf
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 6, Burgdorf–Willisau
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Burgdorf
Museum Franz Gertsch

Museum Franz Gertsch

Franz Gertsch is one of Switzerland's principal contemporary artists. After his start with romantic paintings, Gertsch began his transition in 1965, creating collages in the pop-art style and then large-format, photo-realistic paintings and woodcuts.
Works from the Willy Michel Foundation – consisting of an endowment by the museum's founder, Willy Michel, and donations from Franz Gertsch himself – form the basis of the museum's collection. It encompasses nearly the complete works of Franz Gertsch from the period 1987 to 2004. In particular, these include the portrait of Silvia I and the large-format paintings Gräser l-V (Grasses I-IV).

The collection also focuses on woodcuts by Franz Gertsch, including the monumental installation Das Grosse Gras (The Big Grass), composed of four triptychs, each measuring 400 x 850 cm; various works from the Schwarzwasser series (two triptychs, one diptych and Schwarzwasser I); and the most recent monumental woodcut, Maria.

The museum complements its own collection with borrowed works from other museums and private lenders, and it endeavors to enhance its own collection through the acquisition of further works.
Franz Gertsch is one of Switzerland's principal contemporary artists. After his start with romantic paintings, Gertsch began his transition in 1965, creating collages in the pop-art style and then large-format, photo-realistic paintings and woodcuts.
Works from the Willy Michel Foundation – consisting of an endowment by the museum's founder, Willy Michel, and donations from Franz Gertsch himself – form the basis of the museum's collection. It encompasses nearly the complete works of Franz Gertsch from the period 1987 to 2004. In particular, these include the portrait of Silvia I and the large-format paintings Gräser l-V (Grasses I-IV).

The collection also focuses on woodcuts by Franz Gertsch, including the monumental installation Das Grosse Gras (The Big Grass), composed of four triptychs, each measuring 400 x 850 cm; various works from the Schwarzwasser series (two triptychs, one diptych and Schwarzwasser I); and the most recent monumental woodcut, Maria.

The museum complements its own collection with borrowed works from other museums and private lenders, and it endeavors to enhance its own collection through the acquisition of further works.

Museum Franz Gertsch

Adresse

Museum Franz Gertsch
Postfach
Platanenstrasse 3
3401 Burgdorf
Tel. +41 (0)34 421 40 20
info@museum-franzgertsch.ch
www.museum-franzgertsch.ch

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Burgdorf
Burgdorf
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Bauernhof Bättwil
Bauernhof Bättwil
Burgdorf
Hotel Orchidee Burgdorf
Hotel Orchidee Burgdorf
Burgdorf
Jugendherberge Schloss Burgdorf
Jugendherberge Schloss Burgdorf
Burgdorf
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 28, Huttwil–Burgdorf
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 29, Burgdorf–Bern (Bärengraben)
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Emme-Uferweg
Emme-Uferweg
Route 446, Burgdorf–Hasle-Rüegsau
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Flüeweg Burgdorf
Flüeweg Burgdorf
Route 389, Burgdorf–Burgdorf
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Cycling in the surroundings

Mittelländer Hügelroute
Mittelländer Hügelroute
Stage 1, Thun, Heimberg–Langenthal
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Emmental–Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Stage 1, Biel/Bienne–Burgdorf
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Emmental–Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Stage 2, Burgdorf–Escholzmatt
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 5, Langnau–Burgdorf
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 6, Burgdorf–Willisau
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