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The "Jugendstil" Vienna of Gustav Klimt and His Friends.

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The "Jugendstil" Vienna of Gustav Klimt and His Friends.
04-15-2023 2:00 pm
Online Free

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As part of the cycle:  "Aspects of Art Nouveau in Europe” 

By Gilles Genty, art historian 

As the political centre of an Empire stretching from Prague to Budapest, Vienna was stirred at the end of the 19th century by the new ideas of young painters, poets and musicians who met in the cafés of the city centre. Gustav Klimt and his friends soon formed the Secession (1897) and exhibited in the emblematic building constructed by the architect Joseph Maria Olbrich. While Viennese Art Nouveau adopted arabesques and volutes, its artists showed a clearly symbolist sensibility, exploring, like Klimt and Egon Schiele, the meanders of the unconscious. But Vienna also saw the emergence of the “Wiener Werkstätte” workshops whose art objects oscillated between extreme refinement and proto-industry. The work of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Chicago School were the direct heirs.

Language: French 

 

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Event Date 04-15-2023 2:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online
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