As a small boy, Bruno Müller-Meyer copied the picture of the Matterhorn that hung above his parents' sofa. Years later, he wrote a doctoral thesis on Early Romanticism, the period in which people discovered the mountains as a landscape of the soul. Surely it is therefore no exaggeration to say that Alpine painting and the quest for new forms of expression in the genre have been constants throughout the working life of the Lucerne-born artist. Müller-Meyer reduces nature's own art to the essentials, by simplifying and synthesising his natural subjects. A fine balance of colours and subtle lighting make his paintings both moving and soothing. The centrepiece of the summer exhibition at Galerie Vitrine is the monumental – two metres by three – "Matterhorn" from 2007, which will be on display in Lucerne for the very first time.