Giuseppe Scartezzini's (glass) art inZuoz and elsewhere


17 April 2024

13:45 - 15:15
Church of San Luzi, Zuoz
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Augusto Giacometti (1877-1947) was an important Swiss painter in the succession of Art Nouveau and an innovator of stained glass.

Giuseppe Scartezzini (1895-1967) was a painter and stained glass artist in Zurich. Unfortunately, this artist with roots in Bergell has been somewhat forgotten. His last major commissioned work is the 40 coat of arms discs of the (former) Graubünden districts in the Grossratsaal in Chur.

In the 1920s, Giuseppe Scartezzini (1895-1967) worked with Augusto Giacometti on the frescoes for the Amtshaus I in Zurich ("Blüemlihalle") and in 1948 - after Giacometti's death - he renovated these frescoes in stages. In addition to Giacometti's two stained glass windows, the church of San Luzi Zuoz also houses Scartezzini's "La Cretta". This window from 1951 is also a great homage to Giacometti.

Many other works by Scartezzini can be found in Graubünden, for example in the church of St. Luzisteig, in the Church of the Redeemer in Chur, in the choir of the church of St. Peter in Schanfigg, in the Herz-Jesu-Kirche in Arosa with the subject "St. Luzius baptises the Rätier" and in the refectory of the Diesentis monastery.

On the 57th anniversary of Scartezzini's death, Walter Isler sheds light on his life and work. Meeting point is Wednesday, 17 April 2024 at 13:45 in the church of San Luzi Zuoz (main church in the centre of the village). Jürg Stocker on the organ enriches this event. Duration until approx. 15:15. Admission free. No registration necessary.

Walter Isler came to Graubünden as a young chemist. After years in marketing, sales and management, he trained as a church guide after his retirement. He has been offering church and cultural tours in the Upper Engadine since 2021. He lives in Bever.

Jürg Stocker received his organ training from Ursula Hauser, Hansjörg Stalder and Ester Mottini. After years as an organist in Domleschg, Schams and Bergün, he has been organist in the reformed parish of the Upper Engadine since 2017, primarily in Samedan, Bever and La Punt Chamues-ch


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