EVENT LANGUAGE: GERMAN.
Curator Kerstin Jesse presents four different stages of artistic passions that worked in different directions.
“Can you be intimate and fervent? Work with the heart. – Then the possibility is there’ to animate the work,'” Egon Schiele wrote to Erich Lederer, six years his junior, in 1914. At a time of crisis for the modern ego at the beginning of the 20th century, Schiele’s early self-portraits manifest the radicality and ruthlessness of his intense self-questioning in expressive images of the body.
Max Oppenheimer’s devotion to music fertilized his painting, and he translated musical sounds into coloristic tones and formal fireworks.
Oskar Kokoschka’s manic love affair with Alma Mahler led on the one hand to a tremendous creative urge, while on the other hand the impetuous artist processed the end of the relationship with the help of a doll fetish that ended in a brutal ritual of destruction.
The designer and fashion designer Emilie Flöge turned her creative passion for clothes and fabrics into her own fashion salon with a sophisticated business concept. The self-made woman was a strong advocate of reform fashion in Vienna and thus for the equality and liberation of women.
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16 Nov 2023/16:45-17:45H
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Österreich
Egon Schiele, Kniender Selbstakt, 1910 © Leopold Museum, Wien