On display at the Alpine Museum in Bern, Switzerland, these paintings depict the triumph and tragedy of the first ascent of the Matterhorn. 


From the information sheet available at the Alpine Museum: 

Taking his theme from the triumph and tragedy in the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865, the then almost unknown artist Ferdinand Hodler created two dioramas, Measuring 7.25 x 4.35 m each, for the World's Fair in Antwerp, Belgium in 1894. 

The two canvases were cut up in 1916 under Hodler's supervision into the 7 sections on display. In 1934, the present owners bought them jointly. When the museum was reconstructed in 1990-1993, this room was created by demolishing the ceiling in order to be able to show the works as they were arranged in the original dioramas. 

If you visit Bern (which is a beautiful city by the way) make sure you visit the Alpine Museum and take a look at these canvases. For lovers of mountaineering and its history, this is a must-see!