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27 February 2018Klimt and his world; the Art and Culture of the Fin de Siecle
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Klimt and his world; the Art and Culture of the Fin de Siecle Gavin Plumley Tuesday 27 February 2018

 

We had a superb lecturer, Gavin Plumley, who gave 3 one hour talks about the Cultural and Social context in Vienna at the turn of the last Century.

He introduced us to Painters such as Gustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, plus the  Architects, Otto Wagner & Adolph Loos, the psychoanalyst, Siegmund Freud and the Composer Gustav Mahler.( We even had some music.)

Looking at these and other figures in context explained why Vienna became a cultural hotbed and one of the most exciting artistic laboratories in the world around 1900.

Gavin got the context and information across succinctly and logically and amusingly &made it all easy to assimilate.

It was a fun, amusing, informative and interesting day shared with likeminded people, seemingly enjoyed by all.

Shelagh Willmott

 

Picture: Adele Bloch- Bauer 1, by Gustav Klimt. Neuer Galerie New York