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“Between Beauty and Abyss”

The Vienna Moderne around 1900 without doubt belongs to the most significant periods of art and culture worldwide. And scarcely anybody has influenced this time with their work as much as the artists Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Otto Wagner and Koloman Moser. On occasion of the century of their death, Vienna will celebrate their creative oeuvre next year which still can be seen in the metropolis today. According to the motto “Beauty and Abyss”, the area of tension between aesthetics and the horrors of the World War I which marked the turn of the century, shall be dealt with: Klimt and Schiele Gustav Klimt can be named the leader of a creative avant garde. In the gallery Belvedere, his paintings will be exhibited next to the works of other popular artists like Van Gogh or Monet who have demonstrably influenced him. Moreover, Klimt was a promoter of Egon Schiele, whose expressionist masterpieces can also be gazed in the Belvedere. His oil paintings will be set in a context by sketches, archive materials, related works and photographs so that the beholders can experience the time around 1900 at first hand. However, Schiele was not only a painter, but also a writer. [...]

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