15
Nov
2013

Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900 By Lydia Bauman.

Tuesday 19th November

Talk starts 6:30 Food served after lecture

Tickets £10 in advance including either tea or coffee

 

Portraiture is closely identified with the distinctive flourishing of modern art in the Austrian capital during its famed fin-de-siècle: artists worked to the demands of patrons, and in Vienna modern artists were compelled to focus on the image of the individual.

Iconic portraits from this time – by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Gerstl, Oskar Kokoschka and Arnold Schönberg are displayed alongside works by important yet less widely known artists such as Broncia Koller and Isidor Kaufmann.