Celebrating Viennese Modernism
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