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Klimt Bridge and other projects are being prepared in Vienna. 2018 is dedicated to the memory of Klimt, Schiele, Wagner and Moser

In 2018, the capital of Austria honors modernism and its four most important heroes, who left the world a century ago in 1918. Artists Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, architect Otto Wagner and universal artist Koloman Moser formed the cultural image of Vienna at the turn of the XIX and XX centuries. Museums of the city are preparing a rich cultural program called "Beauty and the Abyss", dedicated to the brilliant Austrians.Many of the most famous masterpieces of painting, architecture and design, which today are associated throughout the world with Vienna, were created at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The Habsburg monarchy in this period of history, even balancing on the edge of the abyss, surrounded itself with luxurious decorations. Numerous innovations in art, literature, architecture, music, psychology, philosophy and social life formed the "Viennese modernism".Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (Golden Adele) Gustav Klimt1907, 138 × 138 cm Vienna, which in 1910 had two million inhabitants (more than today!), Became one of the intellectual and artistic centers of Europe. New paths were laid by artists - it was they who broke down the ossified monarchy and contributed in no small measure to the emergence of revolutionary innovations in all spheres of life. Ladies' portraits of Klimt, ruthless self-portraits of Schiele, Wagner’s ideas about the modern large city, Moser’s design projects are just some of the most important acquisitions of this time. The exhibitions that will be held as part of the whole project “Beauty and the Abyss” will not just once again remind you of masters. Each event will put its own emphasis in the original theme.Portrait of Johanna Staude (unfinished) by Gustav Klimt1917, 70 × 50 cm

Klimt is not the end. The rise in Central Europe.

It is this translation of the name of the exhibition that appears on the official website of the Vienna Council for Tourism, its Russian version. The explanation looks smoother: the end of World War I and the death of Klimt, Schiele, Wagner and Moser are often presented as the final chord of an entire era in the field of art. However, social changes at that time were the impetus for numerous innovations. The exhibition will show about 80 works, including the work of Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, Moser and Egger-Lienz.
Museum: Belvedere - Lower Belvedere.
Dates: From 22.03 to 26.8.2018Portrait of Sonny Knips IIGustav Klimt1898, 145 × 145 cm

Egon Schiele - the ways of one collection

The exhibition refers to each individual work of the collection of works by Schiele in Belvedere: it traces the history of the arrival of work in the collection, examines its plot and tells about the person depicted in the portrait. Attention will be paid to the restoration process, and the exposition will be structured in such a way that the works will be in a kind of visual dialogue with each other: sketches of paintings and related works will compile it.
Museum: Belvedere - Orangery.
Dates: from 10/19/2018 to 02/17/2019Portrait of ValleEgon Schiele1912, 32.7 × 39.8 cmThe main muse and, apparently, Egon Schiele's only beloved, Valli Noyzil, was only 23 years old when she died of scarlet fever. Their romance lasted only four years, but this period was perhaps the most fruitful in the life of an artist who briefly outlived his young nymph. And it was not death that separated them: the reason for the gap was the marriage of Schiele to another, more socially acceptable candidate. The story of love and passion of Egon and Valli is in our large illustrated material. Valley NeutzelEgon Schiele1912

Koloman Moser

The Austrian Museum of Applied and Contemporary Art (MAK) owns the archive of the Vienna Workshop, founded in 1903 by Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffman and Fritz Wärndorfer. The purpose of this association, which received international fame, was to fill all spheres of human life with art. Moser, who until 1907 was engaged in the “Vienna workshop” as an artist, the graphicsMonotype belongs to the group of flat printing techniques. Unlike other prints, which allow you to make a lot of impressions from one form, here you get only one image (hence the "mono" - "one" - in the title). Most often monotypes are used by illustrators of children's books. It is also popular with psychologists (to ascertain the inner state of a person) and teachers (for the development of imagination in children). Read more Collagraphy - a relatively new type of embossed printing. It was invented in the middle of the 20th century and combines environmental friendliness, ease of execution, richness of textures and plastics, and, moreover, it is well combined with other graphic manners (for example, "dry needle"). The printed matrix is ​​a collage (hence the name combining the words "collage" and "graph") and is created by sticking various materials — fabrics, plastic, sand, plants, and so on — to a wooden or cardboard base using various pastes. Read more In the second half of the 15th century, woodcuts began to crowd out an engraving on metal or intalo. The term is derived from the Italian intagliare, meaning "cut, incline, cut through." Unlike woodcuts, where the protruding portions of the matrix are imprinted on paper, here visible traces are left by grooves containing ink. Therefore, metal engraving belongs to the group of intaglio printing techniques. Read further and applied artist, also taught at the Vienna School of Applied Arts (Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule) from 1899 to 1918. The exhibition presents his multifaceted creativity.
Museum: Austrian Museum of Applied and Contemporary Art
Dates: from 12/20/2018 to 04/22/2019Koloman Moser (Koloman Moser): “Fen (south wind)”. 1899. © Backhausen GmbH
Photo source: b2b.wien.infoThe building of the Austrian Postal Savings Bank. Architect Otto Wagner.

Otto Wagner

Celebrating such a date as the 100th anniversary of the death of Otto Wagner (Otto Wagner, 1841−1918), the Vienna Museum of Karlsplatz dedicates a large-scale exhibition, the first one in more than 50 years, to this “architect of world importance”. It relates the works of Wagner to the work of his like-minded and adversaries in art, highlights the artistic, cultural and political context, and also vividly demonstrates the attractive force of this architect through unique exhibits from the collection of the Museum of Vienna - valuable drawings, models, furniture, paintings and personal belongings.
Museum: Vienna Karlsplatz Museum
Dates: from 15.03 to 07.10.2018Otto Wagner designed the building at Linke Wienzeile, 40, at the end of the 19th century. The facade is decorated with colorful floral patterns, molded medallions and golden plaster. Photo: roryrory.

Egon Schiele. Expression and Lyrics

In February, in the Leopold Museum, an exhibition will be launched in February to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Egon Schiele, in which the artist’s paintings and graphic works for the first time form a single whole with his dedications and poems, as well as documents, photographs and personal things. Thus, the exhibition opens up a new look at Schiele’s personal experiences and his lyrical talent. In parallel, demonstrated contemporary art allows Shile to comprehend the work from the standpoint of today. In the context of the theme of the year, the museum will display exhibits from its rich collection of Klimt's graphic works, as well as Koloman Moser's graphics.
Museum: Leopold Museum
Dates: from 23.02 to 11/04/2018Death and MaidEgon Shile1915, 150 × 180 cmKlimt Bridge in the Vienna Museum of Art History. Photo: www.wien.info

Klimt Bridge

The Vienna Museum of Art History will repeat its successful project, first implemented on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gustav Klimt. In February next year, the public will be given access to the artist's cycle of works, consisting of 13 works and located at a height of 12 meters above the main staircase of the museum. These so-called arcade and intercolumn paintings are among the most significant early works of Gustav Klimt.Ancient Greece. Girl from Tanagra (Painted for the Museum of Art History, Vienna) Gustav Klimt1890, 230 × 230 cmAncient Greece (Painted for the Museum of Art History, Vienna) Gustav Klimt230 × 230 cmFlorence Renaissance (Mural for the Museum of Art History, Vienna) Gustav Klimt1890, 230 × 230 cmOld Italian Art (Mural for the Museum of Art History, Vienna) Gustav Klimt1890, 230 × 230 cmEgyptian art. (The painting for the Museum of Art History in Vienna, the right half) Gustav Klimt1890, 230 × 230 cmEgyptian art (Painting for the Museum of Art History in Vienna, left half) Gustav Klimt1890, 230 × 230 cmWorks and so on sight, but you can not see them in details: 12 meters - height! The project will be built stairs and bridges, so that viewers will be able to get closer to these works almost vlontoyuyu. Recall the work of a series of panels illustrating the history of art, created in 1890 by Gustav Klimt, along with his brother Ernst and friend Franz Machem. A little later, in March, the audience will be presented with a painting by Klimt “Nuda Veritas”. With her uncompromising openness, she challenges the observer: the mirror presented to the viewer becomes a fundamental position.
Museum: Vienna Museum of Art History
Dates: from 13.02 to 02.9.2018Gustav Klimt. "Naked Truth" (fragment). 1899.At the top of the picture, Klimt put a quote from Schiller: “If you can't do it with your works and your art to please everyone, please few. To please many is evil. ”

Mistresses and their salons: between art and politics

In the old days, the formation of cultural ties took place in the salons, where the hostess set the main tone. Among the most famous among them in Vienna were Fanny von Arnstein (Fanny von Arnstein), Sophie von Todesco, Bert Zuckerkandl (Berta Zuckerkandl) and Hilde Spiel. The exhibition in the Vienna Jewish Museum presents the salon as a cultural place of politics and as a political place of culture. The exposition also asks a question about the disappearance of the culture of salons after the finale of the era of the monarchy.
Museum: Vienna Jewish Museum, Ekeles Palace
Dates: from 24.04 to 30.9.2018
Also Ernst Fuchs Museum
Exhibition: Salon as a phenomenon of the culture of the old Vienna - to shine in society, as on stage
Dates: June - September 2018A flower in a pot and a ceramic jugKoloman Moser50 × 50 cmThis is not all the exposures that generous Vienna prepares for fans of modernity. You can find more information on the exhibitions devoted to the thematic year of the memory of artists Klimt, Schiele, Wagner and Moser here. Arhiv: read us in Telegram and look on Instagram Prepared according to materials from the Vienna Tourist Board. Source: b2b.wien.info. Title illustration: Gustav Klimt. Kiss (fragment). 1908. Illustrations for the material - the work of artists from the Arthive gallery.