about Brienz wood carving

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Have you ever seen the fabulous wood carvings from the Bernese Oberland? Strange to say Brienzer wood carvings are commonly known and sold at the brand name of Black Forest wood carvings although the success story of these unique wooden sculptures is deeply rooted in the Bernese Oberland. Today artfour invites you to a short journey to the history of this sophisticated naturalistic art design must-haves.

about Brienz wood carving

After a disastrous famine people had to search for new areas of revenue. In particular Christian Fischer, one of the well-known founders of Brienz wood carving sculptures realised the  re-emerging fascination of the Gran Tour Toursim for future business. Especially the British nobility was known for art trendsetting and the collection of extra ordinary souvernis became very popular. Famous animals such as bears, eagles, ibexes, chamois and owls but also Swiss houses and or village scences with cows, dogs and cats, ammended by human figures, either famous like Wilhelm Tell or common hunters and shepards were the basic models for the Brienz wood carving industry. The efforts of Brienzer artists, like Johann Huggler, were honoured with the international awards at the great exhibitions.

Artfour offers a great variety of Brienzer woodcarving hunting sceneries, wooden sculptures of animals from the Alpes and extraordinaries.