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Engadin and Giovanni Segantini

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Engadin: the lake district of the Alps.

The Engadin is a long high Alpine valley region in the eastern Swiss Alps located in the canton of Graubünden in most southeastern Switzerland with about 25,000 inhabitants. It follows the route of the Inn (Romansh: En) river from its headwaters at Maloja Pass in the southwest running roughly northeast until the Inn flows into Austria, one hundred kilometers downstream. The En/Inn subsequently flows at Passau into the Donau, as the only Swiss river. The Engadine is protected by high mountain ranges on all sides and is famous for its sunny climate, beautiful landscapes and outdoor activities. The highest mountains of the wider area of the Engadine is the Bernina Range in the southwestern part. Four beautiful lakes are the protagonist of the low valley: from South to North, the Sils lake, the Silvaplana lake, the Champfer lake and the St. Moritz lake. In this magical world of water, glacier, flowers and wild animal, leaved one of the most prestigious painter ever: Giovanni Segantini

Giovanni Segantini: the “Van Gogh of the Alps

Giovanni Segantini (15 January 1858 – 28 September 1899) was an Italian painter known for his large pastoral landscapes of the Alps. He was one of the most famous artists in Europe in the late 19th century, and his paintings were collected by major museums. In later life he combined a Divisionist painting style with Symbolist images of nature. He was active in Switzerland for most of his life.

To discover more about the relation between Segantini and Engadin: http://www.segantini-museum.ch/en/giovanni-segantini/segantini-in-the-engadin.html
To visit the “Segantini Museum” in St. Moritz, all the information at: http://www.segantini-museum.ch/en.html
To see some painting of Segantini, see: http://vsemart.com/italian-painter-giovanni-segantini/

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