Alois Lichtsteiner

Alois Lichtsteiner, Berg, 2015 (dét.) © Alois Lichtsteiner
Alois Lichtsteiner
Tosa Shoji

Alois Lichtsteiner s’est engagé dans la gravure comme un alpiniste sur le flanc escarpé d’une montagne. Résolument décidé à explorer de nouvelles voies, l’artiste met en œuvre des matériaux et des technologies contemporaines en les alliant à des méthodes ancestrales pour ouvrir des horizons inconnus jusqu’alors.

Pas après pas, le peintre avance sur la crête, oscillant entre figuration et abstraction, entre gravure et peinture, pour créer de fascinants paysages rocheux imprimés sur de délicats papiers japon. L’exposition Tosa Shoji se concentre sur la pratique de la gravure de Lichtsteiner et présente pour la première fois au Château de Gruyères le fruit d’une décennie de travaux sur papier au fil des salles historiques.

A l'occasion de cette exposition, un ouvrage consacré au travail sur papier d'Alois Lichtsteiner sera édité au printemps 2019.

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Gruyères Castle has stood proudly atop a verdant hill in the heart of Switzerland since the 13th century.

Surrounded by the magnificent panorama of the Alpine foothills, the medieval fortress has been home first to the counts who built it, then to the bailiffs of Fribourg, and finally the Bovy and Balland families from Geneva, before opening its doors to the public in 1938.

Today, the castle houses prestigious collections that bear witness to its long and rich history. The treasures to be found within its walls include the capes of the Order of the Golden Fleece and the intricate stained-glass windows dating from the Middle Ages; the frescoes commissioned by the bailiffs under the Ancien Régime; paintings by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot; and the troubadour decorations of the Knights’ Hall, created at Gruyères in the 19th century by a colony of passionate artists. From its ramparts to its Frenchstyle gardens, from the guard room to its romantic salons, Gruyères Castle takes you on an adventure through eight centuries of art, history and legends.

Opening Hours

The castle is open eveyday of the year, 9am to 6pm from april to october and 10am to 5pm from november to march.

The castle’s visit takes about 1 hour.

Entry fees

Adults : CHF 12.00
Retired, students : CHF 8.00
Groups (starting from 15 « adult » entries) : CHF 8.00
Kids (from 6 to 15) : CHF 4.00
Under 6 years : free
Families (2 adults, 3 children under 16) : CHF 25.00

If you visit the same day another museum in Gruyères (Maison du Gruyère, Tibet Museum, HR Giger Museum), ask for a combined ticket with the castle.

All credit cards are accepted. Euros notes are accepted but the change is given back in Swiss Francs.


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