Segantini in Savognin
Giovanni Segantini lived with his family in Savognin from 1886 to 1894. He was already a successful artist during his lifetime. Many of his great works were created in Savognin. Today, Savognin is located in the Parc Ela, the largest nature park in Switzerland. More than 100 years ago, Segantini discovered what still distinguishes the area today. He was fascinated by the mountain landscape and the clear light in the mountains, was interested in the animals and the people who went about their work outdoors and was inspired by nature.
Biography Giovanni Segantini, 1858-1899
Segantini was born on 15th January, 1858 in Arco. When his mother died, he was taken into the care of his half-sister in Milan at the age of 7. The latter returned his Austrian papers without applying for Italian citizenship, leaving Segantini stateless until his death. He spends the dark years of his youth, living partly on the streets and in an educational institution. From 1875 he attended the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and celebrated his first successes. In 1879 he met his future art dealers Vittore and Alberto Grubicy. He meets Luigia Bugatti, known as Bice, who stays by his side from then on. Because of Segantini's statelessness, the couple can never marry. In 1880 they moved to Brianza, where Segantini studied the daily life of farmers and shepherds. From 1882 to 1886 their four children Gottardo, Alberto, Mario and Bianca were born. In 1886 the whole family moved to Savognin. Segantini discovers the mountains and rural life. He begins to work in his own personal divisionist painting technique and pictorial language. In 1894 the family moved to Maloja. On September 28, 1899, Segantini died of peritonitis on the Schafberg.
Instructions for the tour:
Important: Save the tour on your mobile phone via a Wi-Fi connection.
Open the tour and then the map. On the map you can open the individual points and thus get to information texts, pictures and sometimes audios. If you have set GPS tracking, you will see your location on the route. The audio files can be found at the corresponding points at the back of the pictures.
The tour starts at the Hotel Pianta at Stradung 15 and ends at the church of Son Martegn on the other side of the village and valley. If you read and listen to all the information, you will need about 2 hours.
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