Tag: Richard Gerstl

Three paintings in Vienna

April 14, 2019 0 Comments
Three paintings in Vienna

In the Leopold Museum in Vienna, a long wall is covered with small panels that show photographs and short lives of dozens of cultural figures who were active in the city at the start of the twentieth century: Freud, Mahler, Schoenberg, Musil, Wedekind, Klimt and many others – almost all of them well-known today.  Only […]

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Angst and the void: Vienna portraits and Mira Schendel

October 18, 2013 2 Comments
Angst and the void: Vienna portraits and Mira Schendel

Two London exhibitions, two very different ways of presenting and seeing art: ‘Facing the modern: portraits in Vienna 1900’ at the National Gallery, and ‘Mira Schendel’ at Tate Modern. We all think we know about art in Vienna in the decades immediately before the First World War.  Politics: a rickety, arthritic empire waiting to be […]

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