16 March 2017

Vienna 2018: Beauty and the Abyss.


In 2018 Vienna will celebrate Modernism and four of the era’s chief protagonists, all of whom died in 1918. The painters Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, the architect Otto Wagner and the universal artist Koloman Moser all left an indelible mark on Vienna around 1900. The life and work of these four protagonists of Viennese modernism will be remembered at numerous exhibitions and events during the anniversary year. Many of their works are on permanent display.

The Belvedere owns the world’s largest collection of works by Klimt with 24 paintings by the great artist, including his world-famous piece The Kiss. One of Klimt’s key works, Death and Life, is on show at the Leopold Museum alongside numerous other paintings by the Art Nouveau genius. The Beethoven Frieze at the Secession is another Klimt highlight.