Cel­e­brat­ing Vi­en­nese Modernism

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ART ROUNDUP -

Leopold Mu­seum, Vi­enna Show­ing un­til: 10 June 2018

The Leopold Mu­seum is home to the largest and most em­i­nent col­lec­tion of works by Egon Schiele as well as to an equally un­par­al­leled com­pi­la­tion of mas­ter­pieces from Vi­en­nese art around 1900. Cel­e­brat­ing the an­niver­sary year on the theme of Vi­en­nese Modernism, the mu­seum presents se­lect works by the main ex­po­nents of Vi­en­nese Ju­gend­stil Gus­tav Klimt and Kolo­man Moser as well as by the ground­break­ing ex­pres­sion­ists Richard Ger­stl and Oskar Kokoschka in a com­pletely new ex­hi­bi­tion. Vi­enna 1900: Klimt, Moser, Ger­stl, Kokoschka will fea­ture

chief works by Klimt, in­clud­ing Death and Life, and On Lake

At­tersee, as well as Moser’s paint­ings, such as Venus in the Grotto (1914). The ex­hi­bi­tion will also show­case out­stand­ing ex­am­ples of de­sign around 1900, in­clud­ing fur­ni­ture, ar­ti­san craft­work and posters, cre­ated by the ‘artist of a thou­sand tal­ents’ and co-founder of the Wiener Werk­stätte. Rad­i­cal works by Ger­stl in­clude the two icons of Vi­en­nese Modernism, his two large-scale self-por­traits, and Kokoschka, the en­fant ter­ri­ble of the Vi­en­nese art scene of the early 20th cen­tury, will also be in the spot­light with his ex­tra­or­di­nary paint­ings,

Self-Por­trait and One Hand Touch­ing the Face which is both an ex­pres­sion of the artist’s self-ques­tion­ing and doubts as well as a sym­bol for Aus­trian art em­bark­ing on a new era.

Gus­tav Klimt, Death and Life, 1910/11, re­worked 1915/16

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