Mural, Hall, Report
Two monumental murals depict Switzerland during the
First World War: the votive painting in the Lower Ranft Chapel in
Flüeli-Ranft by Robert Durrer (1867-1934), Albert Hinter (1876-
1957) and Hans von Matt (1899-1985) from 1920-21, and the cycle
of Charles L’Eplattenier (1874-1946) in the Knights’ Hall of the Colombier
Castle from 1915-19, depicting the mobilization of Swiss
soldiers in 1914. They report in rich details how differently artists in
that country saw the war of 1914-18. Both were put into architectural
monuments built around 1500.
"Militant Switzerland vs. Switzerland, Island Of Peace,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 56
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol56/iss1/5