This permanent exhibition features works by artist Edmond Bille relating to the village of Chandolin. Edmond Bille was a renowned Swiss artist of the 20th century. His works were often inspired by Swiss rural life, Alpine landscapes and local culture.
The Association Edmond-Bille was able to acquire and restore Le Sphinx. Painted in 1901, this monumental canvas is the source of the painter's attachment to the Val d'Anniviers. The aim of this purchase is to make this rarely-seen emblematic work accessible to the public. It is now on permanent display in Chandolin's village hall. Under the title Le Chandolin d'Edmond Bille, this presentation, which is free of charge, can count on the presence of another important painting, owned by the Commune d'Anniviers: originally entitled Village de Montagne, it is now known as La Faucheuse, following an unusual story.
The exhibition is enriched by some fifteen reproductions from the prestigious publication Le Village dans la Montagne, the fruit of collaboration between Edmond Bille and Charles Ferdinand Ramuz, as well as various documents relating to Chandolin, including the construction of a chalet in 1906 and the diploma of honorary bourgeois awarded to the Neuchâtel painter in 1939.
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From 7 October 2023, the exhibition is open in the village hall during the opening times of the Tourist Office.
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Association Edmond Bille
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