Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Vienna Secession

Vienna Secession
Der Zeit ihre Kunst, der Kunst ihre Freiheit
To the Age its Art, To Art its Freedom
was founded in 1897 by a group who had resigned from the Association of Austrian Artists, as a protest against the prevailing conservatism of the traditional Künstlerhaus.
The rebel artists sought to bring about a renaissance of arts and crafts, uniting architects, designers, Symbolists, Naturalists and craftsmen, from metalworkers to engravers.

"Commentary on a non-existent self-portrait“
"I have never painted a self-portrait. I am less interested in myself as a subject for a painting than I am in other people, above all women...There is nothing special about me. I am a painter who paints day after day from morning to night...Whoever wants to know something about me... ought to look carefully at my pictures." KLIMT

Note
Max Klinger’s Beethoven monument is now in Leipzig

Visit

Surf
Secession By Eleanora Louis 1 September 2008 http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/articles/secession
Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900
 "This Kiss to the Whole World" Klimt and the Vienna Secession

Read
Whitford, F., 1990. Klimt, New York, N.Y: Thames and Hudson Ltd.
Gustav Klimt: Painting, Design and Modern Life in Vienna 1900, Ed. Christoph Grunenberg and Tobias G. Natter, Tate Liverpool, 2008
Egon Schiele: Drawings & Watercolours: Jane Kallir , Ivan Vartanian Thames & Hudson (2003)
Gustav Klimt: Drawings & Watercolours:  Rainer Metzger, Thames and Hudson, 2005.
Egon Schiele (World of Art) Frank Whitford, Thames and Hudson, 1981.
The Eye of God: A Life of Oskar Kokoschka, S Keegan, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; illustrated edition edition (17 May 1999)
Wolfgang G. Fisher with Dorothea H. Ewan (1997). "Gustav Klimt and Emilie Floege: An Artist and His Muse," Woman's Art Journal 17:2, p. 42.
Hickey, Elizabeth (2005). The Painted Kiss: A Novel, Atria Books, New York, ISBN 0743492609 (Der gemalte Kuss, Bloomsbury, Berlin 2005, ISBN 3827006279).

O'Connor, Anne-Marie (2012). The Lady in Gold, The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, ISBN 0-307-26564

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