The Heyday of Vienna in Art & Architecture

Course Ref: C3747079
Date: 1 meeting on Saturday 29/01/2022. 10:00am - 4:00pm
Venue: RISC
Tutor: Mike Grundy
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Fee: £27.00

In the final 70 years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna experienced a wave of revolutions in its society, its cityscape, architecture and art. Change was driven forward by new generations of architects and artists, but sternly resisted by the Viennese Establishment. In architecture, the creation of the Ringstrasse boulevard produced new institutional buildings such as the Parliament, Royal Palace and City Hall in historical Classical and Gothic styles. This produced a back-lash by young, progressive architects who at the turn-of-the-century created Modernist structures in styles that would later be developed by the Bauhaus in Germany. In 1897 the Vienna art world was in turmoil as the more progressive artists “seceded” from the official art institutions. Led by Gustav Klimt, the “Vienna Secession” developed their own take on Art Nouveau, as well as freeing the likes of Oscar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele to pursue their more challenging subject matter and styles.

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