Giger Museum – contemporary film and art history
Hans Rudolf Giger (February 5, 1940 – May 12, 2014) was a well-known and successful Swiss painter, sculptor and set designer. Giger has made a tremendous contribution in the field of visual and special effects and has worked on many film productions.
As a young boy, Giger developed an interest in the gruesome and unreal.
His father disagreed with his preferences and preferred that his son, just like himself, become a chemist. Giger wasn’t listening.
The Chateau Gruyere and the extraordinary Giger Museum are hidden high in the mountains
The face of Giger’s muse is immortalized on many of his works
With his strong need to express himself visually, Giger moved from Chur to Zurich to study architecture and industrial design. His special drawings, visualized dreams and ideas in an ingenious visual language did not go unnoticed for long. Generous and exotic women, terrifying landscapes and bizarre creatures – Giger’s handwriting is extraordinary.
The formats of his pictures cannot be big enough. Carefully worked out details by the talented Air-Brush Maestro deserve everyone.
The work of the Swiss artist is unique and visionary
Somewhat bizarre and eccentric, you can always recognize Giger’s style
In addition to the Giger Museum, there is also a Giger Bar for a unique experience
One day his popular art book “Necronomicon” was noticed by director Ridley Scott, who was looking for something interesting for his new film. Some of us know that this film was “Alien” for which everyone involved won a lot of recognition and awards.
What is unique about Giger is his biomechanical style, in which he excellently combines the organic and the mechanical.
The gigantic world does not end with the pictures. The artistic diversity is also expressed in sculptures, elegant designer furniture in his style, as well as architecture and interior design.
Giger’s sculptures are scattered throughout this cozy and elegant castle
The entire complex is a single Giger vision
MR. Giger manages to win the sympathy and recognition of art lovers all over the world. His works of art are known in galleries and museums on every continent.
Giger’s 50th birthday was the reason to hold a retrospective exhibition. Under the title “Aliens dans ses meubles” the exhibition took place in Gruyere and surprised with a high number of visitors of 110,000. Giger traveled regularly to Gruyere, where his heart finally got stuck.
The original props from all film productions can be seen in the Giger Museum
Giger’s art is a bit weird and eccentric
Every detail, be it in the picture or at this Giger bar entrance, has been carefully thought out by Giger
All giger bars look like a movie set
In 1998, H.R. Giger, the castle Chateau St. Germain in Grueyere, where the Giger Museum is located today.
In the spacious Giger Museum, visitors can see the artist’s most important works. In addition to “The Spell” and “Passengers”, there are many works from the set design to be found here. Among other things you can see “” Alien “,” Alien 3 “,” Dune “,” Poltergeist 2 “,” Species “or” The Mystery of St.Gotardo “
Giger’s life’s work is collected in a complex manner in this museum
Gigerbars can be found in Gruyere and also in Chur, where Giger was born
An extraterrestrial and futuristic atmosphere greets us in medieval Rue du Burg, in Gruyere