Gardiens du silence


Alexandre Calame (1810-1864), Troncs d’arbres coupés, au bord du lac Léman, vers Evian, 1840, lavis à la sépia sur traces au crayon, grattage. Musée Jenisch Vevey © Julien Gremaud

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From 21 June 2023to 29 October 2023
Opening 20 June 2023


Guardians of Silence


The exhibition takes a sensitive look at trees, these indispensable representatives of the plant world. Bringing together artworks from the collections of the Musée Jenisch Vevey and enriched by external loans, the exhibition has one aim: to exalt the beauty of the tree, whether it is drawn, engraved, painted, sculpted or photographed. Works from the 16th to the 21st century allow visitors to stroll through the forests, among the trunks and under the foliage. The Musée Jenisch Vevey pays tribute to these guardians of humanity by encouraging a kind of poetic wandering, adopting the viewpoint of the artists who saw them as a mirror, a refuge, a source of unlimited material and metaphorical inspiration.

Artists - Selection

Pierre Alechinsky

Miriam Cahn

Alexandre Calame

Paul Cézanne

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Gustave Doré

Albrecht Dürer

Valérie Favre

Ferdinand Hodler

Barthélemy Menn

Giuseppe Penone

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

Paul Signac

Félix Vallotton

Uwe Wittwer

Robert Zünd


Gardiens du silence

CHF 35.-

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