"Johannes Itten & Thun" is a fascinating publication that takes an in-depth look at the artistic beginnings of Bauhaus master Johannes Itten, emphasizing in particular the influence of the landscape and experiences of nature in Thun and on Lake Thun. The reader is taken on a challenging journey through Itten's various stations and stays in these picturesque surroundings.
The book emphasizes how decisive impulses from the nature of Thun and Lake Thun had a major influence on Johannes Itten's concept of art and his development. In particular, the focus is placed on the naturalistic depictions of his early work, which serve as the starting point for his later, internationally recognized artistic concepts. In the process, a scientifically sound explanation is given of how Itten arrived at his very personal conception of art and style of painting.