Magpie in front of Negrentino Church

Magpie in front of Negrentino Church


Magpie in front of Negrentino Church, oil on canvas

40 x 80 cm

From the collection of the Atelier Fritz Hug

Creation year


The small Negrentino church stands alone just outside the village of Acquarossa. Fritz fell in love with the Romanesque building and painted it several times. In this picture, the church is embedded in the lovely landscape with alpine meadows, autumn forest and a pretty cloudy sky. In contrast to this, a magpie sits in the middle of the picture at the front, almost as a messenger of doom. Who knows what the artist wanted to express with this symbolism?

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