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Museum of the Nötsch Circle

There are places where artistic inspirations condense and artistic figures accumulate which influence and stimulate each other.

One such place is the small village of Nötsch in Carinthia's Gail Valley. The Museum of the Nötsch Circle unites both works by painters who were born in this region – like Sebastian Isepp and Franz Wiegele – or who were drawn to Nötsch from abroad – such as Anton Kolig and Anton Mahringer. This loose group of painters stayed in artistic communication with the Viennese Secession and therefore with important painters such as Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. The Nötsch Circle of painters takes a special position in this respect in the visual arts, as it significantly shaped Austrian expressionism in the interwar period. The museum is a representative cross-section of his work which impresses with its expressive, intense colouring. From the museum, which lies somewhat inconspicuously in the centre of Nötsch, in the former bakery and mill of the painter Franz Wiegele family, you have a beautiful view of the archaic rock landscape of Dobratsch and can anticipate how much inspiration nature wanted to impart on the painters here.

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