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dicembre 28, 2017 - Leopold Museum

FERDINAND HODLER - Elective Affinities from Klimt to Schiele

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This presentation at the #leopoldmuseum will be the most comprehensive retrospective exhibition of works by #ferdinandhodler (1853–1918) in Austria since the artist’s resounding success at the 1904 Secession exhibition. An exponent of Symbolism and Jugendstil, a pioneer of Expressionism, and not least an innovator of monumental painting, Hodler was an important inspiration to numerous artists of Viennese Modernism, such as #gustavklimt and Koloman Moser, as well as Oskar Kokoschka and #egonschiele. The presentation focuses on the three main themes of Hodler’s art: landscapes from plein air painting to abstraction, portraits with an emphasis on female depictions, self-portraits, the haunting series of works accompanying the death of his lover Valentine Godé-Darel, as well as his eminent Symbolist figural compositions.


Elective Affinities from Klimt to Schiele

13th October 2017 to 22nd January 2018


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