The collection of works of the Swiss painter Ferdinand Hodler is one of the Gallery’s greatest peculiarities. This artist – whose opus is characterised by the Secession-like linearity and rhythm, as well as the transience and constant changes that are ideologically close to the meaning of the impressionism; with the Césannesque solidity of landscape, as well as monumentalism that is typical of the Historicism art works – has achieved a full affirmation while he was still alive. Today, he is one of the most important representatives of international Style 1900. The collection held by the Art Gallery of B&H contains over a hundred authentic works by Hodler, mainly drawings, as well as several oil paintings, prints and photo-engravings.
Both thematically and temporally arranged, the collection covers almost entire Hodler’s opus, thus, it has become the primary source of material for every serious exhibition of his works.