Art on the Mountain

Rating: Valuable artwork on the Schmitten

Merging landscapes with the pleasures of art, that is something which was genuinely achieved on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See in the so-called "Gallery on the Ski-Slope - Art on the Mountain".

This unprecedented project was launched in 1995 an has become an indispensable and integrated element on Zell's "backyard mountain". During the course of five symposiums, artists created over-dimensional objects and sculptures.

These works were then placed at strategic points throughout the ski area on the slopes and the hiking trails and currently from the basis for endless thought-provoking discussions about nature and art. The use of primarily local materials underscores the omnipresent harmony between nature and culture.

Highlight for winter hikers and art lovers

Through the cooperation and sponsoring support of associates and partners from the Zell am See/Kaprun region, Art on the Mountain has gradually become a major focal point of open-air art space in Europe. The art objects emenate an impression of being silent observers of the scene who nonetheless have their own stories to tell.

Discovering them makes the hearts of visitors from far and near pulse a little bit faster. These art works have become fixed parts of the mountain, it is inconscionable to even consider removing them.

Art of snow – THE VIEW

 

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