Women of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka
Upper Belvedere, Vienna Showing until 28 February 2016
Sexual liberation can be seen as a common goal of men and women, since they both sought to escape the restrictive moral taboos of the 19th century. Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Oskar Kokoschka – the three most outstanding painters of Viennese modernism – approached the subject matter generally referred to as the ‘woman question’ from slightly different, albeit overlapping perspectives. The exhibition presents an in-depth exploration of these differences and similarities. Providing insights into the relationship between the sexes in the early 20th centuries, the show elaborates on the origins of a modern sexual identity.
ustav limt, Eugenia (Mäda) Primavesi, 1 13 14, il on canvas