Museum Langmatt | Impressions Ahoi!
I went to see the Museum Langmatt, Baden, Switzerland for Artensuite. I liked it so much that I decided to write about it here as well. So you will get a double dose! Be prepared!
When I arrived I thought it was just gonna be a museum like there are many. And it some ways it is but in some it is not. It is located in a bountiful garden, about a 5 minute walk from the trainstation.
The current exhibition shows how Impressionism still has an impact on contemporary art. It had a big room downstairs and a few smaller ones upstairs.
The exhibition is located in the rooms the family Brown lived in, in the early 19th century. It is not just a place to look at art but you can also marvel at the bourgeois interiors and wonder what it must’ve been like to be rich around those times (or ever, really).
You know that I am a sucker for beautifully lit exhibition spaces. And here we have another one of those. The airy curtains diffuse the sunlight just enough to let it kiss the paintings gently.
The collection of the museum focuses on Impressionism. Which in turn focuses on light. So much light & beauty, I loved it!
The big room downstairs which was reserved for the special exhibition was great! The hanging of the paintings was really creative and they interacted amazingly. There are also a few sculptures in the middle of the room. One of them is site specific and plays into the colors of the surrounding works.
The upstairs rooms didn’t thrill me as much though. I felt like the downstairs was much more carefully curated. Nonetheless it was a great experience and it was nice to see the modern forms Impressionism has taken. A topic not a lot of people talk about.