A torrent of white water crashes onto the rocks below, framed by an arc of ice forming a natural bridge. Brushwork alone distinguishes flowing water from frozen. On his Alpine excursions, the Swiss artist Wolf documented natural phenomena for both artistic and scientific ends.
1735 - 1783
The Geltenbach Falls in the Lauenen Valley with an Ice Bridge
Medium and support
Oil on paper laid onto hardboard
27.8 × 19.7 cm
On loan from the collection of Asbjørn Lunde
Location in Gallery