South Tyrol’s west is fascinating not only because of its nature and historic buildings which reflect a rich and eventful past, but also because of contemporary art and culture.
Karl Plattner, probably the best-known Venostan artist of the post-war era, made his own independent way between the modern era and traditionalism. The draughtsman and illustrator Paul Flora
or the artists Luis Stefan Stecher and Jörg Hofer from Lasa/Laas, who uses marble dust in his works, also achieved international renown. A number of young marble sculptors
and artists like Julia Frank and the loosely connected group of the “young and wild”
also work with the white stone.
Thanks to the Swiss project “Stairways to Heaven”
[Stiegen zum Himmel], which traces the steps of early mediaeval buildings and artworks, primarily Romanesque churches are observed in Val Venosta. Off the historical paths there are a number of contemporary buildings to admire – jointly sometimes called alpitecture.