zurich: total color overload

Posted on April 2, 2006

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by julie galante

I just returned from a retina-burning couple of hours at the Zurich Kunsthaus, where the exhibit Feast of Color is in full, vibrant swing. The 200 or so paintings and sculptures come from the private collection of Werner and Gabrielle Merzbacher, an apparently insanely wealthy couple with a passion for intense colors and early-20ith-century European art. My favorites were a series of paintings done by Kandinsky in a small town in southern Germany.

If you ever get a chance to see the Merzbacher-Mayer collection, I highly recommend it. It will be at the Kunsthaus Zurich through May 14. More information at their website.

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