The Viennese Secession
Symbol of a forecasted revolution, the Viennese Secession possesses within itself the dissidence of about twenty talented artists against the conservative academicism which petrified Vienna and the whole Austro-Hungarian Empire at that time.Influenced by the Art Nouveau, the Secession, created in 1897 by Klimt, Moll and Hoffmann, was not an anonymous artistic revolution among so many others. Dissenting in essence, defining itself as an “art total”, without any political or commercial constraint, this movement resembles more the philosophy that the ideological turmoil affected the craftsmen, architects, graphic artists and designers. Turning aside from the established art to dive into the generous and decorative shapes of Flora and the other nymphs, the artists open themselves to an estheticism of which erotic power could only offend the bourgeoisie of the time.Painting, sculpture, architecture are confronted by the author of this book, to highlight the diversity and the richness of a movement whom univocal motto, “For each time its art, for each art its liberty.”, illustrate the innovation and originality.
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Architecture in the Second Half of the 19th Century
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14th Secession Exhibition 19th century Academy Adolf Loos Alfred Roller angewandte Kunst Angewandte Kunst/Gegenwartskunst applied art architects architecture Art Nouveau association Austria Backhausen beautiful Beethoven Frieze Brussels Cabaret Fledermaus characterised Collection and Archive construction created Darmstadt detail Egon Schiele Exhibition building façade famous Franz von Stuck Fritz von Uhde German glass Gustav Klimt Hermann Bahr Hôtel Van Eetvelde influences interior decoration Josef Hoffmann Joseph Maria Olbrich Jugendstil Klinger Koloman Moser Künstlerhaus later Lenbach Leopold Museum Ludwig Hevesi magazine Marbled paper modern movement Munich Museen zu Berlin Museum für Angewandte Neue Oil on canvas ornaments Österreichisches Museum Otto Wagner painter Paris Photograph Portrait Poster Postsparkasse Private collection residential house Ringstraße Sacrum Salon Schiele’s Staatliche Museen style success Universität für angewandte Ver Sacrum Victor Horta Viennese Secession wallpaper watercolour on paper Werkstätte Vienna Workshop Wien Museum Wiener Werkstätte Wiener Werkstätte Vienna William Morris women