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Oskar Kokoschka. Humanist and Rebel
The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is celebrating its 20th birthday. The new building opened its doors in 1994 with a major survey exhibition dedicated to the French artist Fernand Léger entitled The Rhythm of Modern Life. 1911–1924. The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg will now mark its 20th anniversary with a show devoted to the portraiture of another great classic modern artist, Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980). Circa 55 paintings, 138 works on paper and numerous documents demonstrate the evolution of Kokoschka’s artistic talents based on portrait painting. The exhibition’s eleven chapters examine his early Viennese period (works for the Wiener Werkstätten and the Kunstschau), the Berlin years from 1910 to 1916 (the collaboration with Herwarth Walden and his contributions for “Der Sturm”) and his time in Dresden from 1916 to 1923. The exhibition will focus in particular on Alma Mahler and Kokoschka’s proximity to music, on his portraits of children, allegorical women’s portraits, political allegories, animal pictures and especially his self-portraiture. The golden thread running through this exhibition is Kokoschka’s own person: the people he knew and his view of humanity and society. Kokoschka’s portraits of persons and animals embody the essence of his outlook on the world. The show consequently presents a unique personal perspective of the 20th century and its significant events. Kokoschka evolved a style that suddenly also seems very contemporary. An exhibition in collaboration with the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
La Route de l'Art nouveau
Petit guide de l'art nouveau en Lorraine présenté par département.
And yet there was Art!
Austria 1914–1918 The assassination of the Austrian heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, on the 28th of June 1914 in Sarajevo was the fatal trigger of World War I. One hundred years on, the Leopold Museum is dedicating a comprehensive exhibition to the fate of Austrian artists (Egon Schiele, Albin Egger-Lienz, Anton Kolig, Kolo Moser, Gustav Klimt...) who were active between 1914 and 1918. Selected works by contemporary artists from Italy, Romania, Russia and Serbia – the countries that Austria-Hungary fought on the frontlines during World War I – create a connection to the present. Presented in the exhibition are 200 works, 40 of which hail from the collection of the Leopold Museum, 30 from the Leopold Collection II and 130 from public and private Austrian and international lenders. The historical objects are complemented by contemporary art interventions.
Die Textilmustersammlung Emilie Flöge im Österreichischen Museum für Volkskunde
Katalog zur Ausstellung: Die Textilmustersammlung Emilie Flöge. Zur umfangreichen Textil- und Bekleidungssammlung des Österreichischen Museums für Volkskunde zählen rund 350 Objekte aus dem Nachlass von Emilie Flöge, der Lebenspartnerin und Muse Gustav Klimts. Ein großer Teil der Sammlung wird nun im Rahmen des Klimt-Jahres erstmals im Volkskundemuseum präsentiert. Ganz dem Zeitgeschmack der Jahrhundertwende entsprechend, sammelte Emilie Flöge Beispiele textiler „Volkskunst“ vorwiegend aus Zentraleuropa, die sie als Inspirationsquelle und Muster im Modesalon „Schwestern Flöge“ in den Vitrinen des Empfangszimmers präsentierte. Außerdem sind in der Sonderausstellung Jugendstil-Exponate zu sehen, die vermutlich von Emilie Flöge selbst entworfen oder von ihr verwendet wurden. 83 seiten, zahlr. Farbab. € 23,-
Klimt persönlich. Bilder - Briefe - Einblicke (Klimt Up close and Personal)
L'œuvre de Gustav Klimt est célèbre, mais l'homme et l'artiste sont presque complètement cachée derrière elle. A l'occasion du 150e anniversaire de l'artiste et l'exposition anniversaire au Musée Léopold (24 Février to 27 Août 2012) des œuvres majeures comme l'Allégorie "la mort et la vie", peintures de paysages exceptionnels et des dessins de Gustav Klimt ont été étudiées dans une lumière nouvelle. 49,90€
L'Art Nouveau en Europe 1890-1914
Format 25cm x 29cm Nombre de pages 464 Histoire de l'art nouveau. Ses origines, ses sources d'inspiration et sa thématique; ses manifestations dans les différents domaines de la création (graphisme, ébénisterie, textile, céramique, verrerie, métal, bijouterie, sculpture) et enfin, son impact et ses déclinaisons locales dans les grandes capitales européennes à travers les réalisations architecturales et décoratives d'artistes emblématiques
Walthamstow, London
Help is better than sympathy Frank Brangwyn and the First World War
At the start of the First World War, more than a million Belgian refugees fled the advancing armies, seeking sanctuary abroad. Around 250,000 made it to England – one of the largest groups of refugees in British history - and found a sympathetic welcome. Local relief committees formed all over the country, raising funds to sustain them during their time in exile. The exhibition takes its title from a poster designed by Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) for the Belgian & Allies Aid League. “Will you help these sufferers from the war to start a new home”, it asks. “Help is better than sympathy.” Bruges-born Brangwyn, already a well-known and successful artist before 1914, became a prolific poster-maker during the war and his designs became synonymous with First World War propaganda. Many present the horrors of the war, while others aim to recruit soldiers and vilify the enemy. One propaganda poster in particular was so violent that the German Kaiser allegedly put a price on Brangwyn’s head. Help is better than sympathy presents some of Brangwyn’s best known posters, including ‘The Retreat from Antwerp’, alongside lesser known work. Shown together they offer an opportunity to examine Brangwyn’s attitude to the First World War, and the Belgian refugees in particular, using the Gallery’s rich collection. Find out more about Frank Brangwyn by exploring the Frank Brangwyn theme or by browsing the collection online. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm; free
Walthamstow, London
Rossetti's Obsession Images of Jane Morris
Jane Morris (née Burden) was the wife of William Morris, and the favoured model of Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. In his maturity Rossetti drew and painted Jane with an obsessional intensity and she was cast in many literary and mythological roles, including Dante's Beatrice, Pandora, Proserpine and Astarte. Whether in direct or symbolic guise, Jane's features are depicted with a sombre intensity that offer a glimpse into Rossetti's troubled soul. The exhibition, marking the centenary of Jane's death, brings together compelling and rarely seen drawings and pastel studies of Jane by Rossetti. The exhibition also features images of Jane as herself and explores her life and interests beyond modelling. Jane Morris (1839-1914) was a talented embroiderer, linguist and musician and played a role in the family business Morris & Co. The recent publication of her letters (The Collected Letters of Jane Morris, edited by Jan Marsh and Frank C. Sharp, 2012), gives an unparalleled insight into her interests and personality, balancing the sullen and silent impression that Rossetti's paintings have immortalised. Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) was the leading member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His depictions of Jane ensured that her face became the iconic image of Pre-Raphaelite womanhood. A touring exhibition in partnership with Bradford Museums and Galleries. The exhibition is kindly supported by Farrow & Ball, Islington. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm; free
L’Art nouveau à Tunis (1900 - 1905)
Dans un Tunis bicéphale, «arabe» du côté de la médina, « européen » du côté du quartier de la Marine, la modernité fait irruption avec la naissance du XXe siècle sous la forme d’un style architectural éclos à Bruxelles en 1893 et qu’on appelle Art Nouveau. Durant une quinquennie, ce style va fleurir sur les façades et à l’intérieur d’immeubles qui viennent doter la ville européenne d’un souffle de vie qui contraste singulièrement avec la banalité d’une architecture fonctionnelle, certes, mais guère esthétique. Album commenté de ces immeubles qui égaillent la ville moderne. Description matérielle : 1 vol. (41 p.) : photogr. ; 27 cm
Céramique touloise et Art nouveau
Catalogue de l'Exposition, Toul, Musée municipal de Toul, 1er août au 3 oct. 1999 La faïencerie de Toul, installée au lieu-dit bellevue, a, durant sa longue période d'activité, élaboré une production extrêmement variée. A l'occasion de la célébration du centenaire de l'Ecole de Nancy, cette exposition retrace l'évolution de la technique de la céramique et ses sources d'inspiration. Description matérielle : 32 p. : photogr. ; 21,5 cm
Around 1914: Design in a New Age
European Galleries, Level 3 One hundred years ago, the ROM opened its doors to the public. Europe was plunged into the Great War. This cataclysmic world event marked the end of a social-political system that had existed for centuries and signalled the birth of the modern movement. It changed the way people looked at their lives and viewed their future. Around 1914: Design in a New Age, explores a pivotal period of innovation and experimentation as artists struggled to reconcile quality design with the emergence of mass production, and the new materials made available with technology. With works by key designers of this era including: Christopher Dresser, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Archibald Knox, Charles Robert Ashbee, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright, Emile Gallé, Edward Colonna, Taxile Doat, Louis Majorelle, Carlo Bugatti, Galileo Chini, Chris van der Hoef, Georg Jensen, Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Gustave Siegel Josef Maria Olbrich, Peter Behrens, Max Laeuger, Richard Riemerschmid, and Walter Gropius.
Tallinn’s Art-Nouveau Architecture. Jacques Rosenbaum (1878–1944)
Jacques Rosenbaum was one of the most outstanding Tallinn architects of the early 20th century. His buildings – Dragon Gallery at Pikk 18, the Reichmann House at Pikk 23/25, the former bank headquarters at Harju 9, the Seewald hospital complex, the Leppenberg tenant house with lions’ heads at Roosikrantsi 15, and others make up the brightest and most artistic part of late-historicist and art-nouveau architecture in Tallinn. Also published in the book are a large number of Rosenbaum’s unrealised projects. The study includes new data and documents on Rosenbaum’s previously unknown activities, including those from the last part of his life in Germany during the 1930s, which the author collected in Berlin archives. Price: 12.08 €
Tallinnan 1900-luvun arkkitehtuuriopas
Editor: K. Hallas-Murula Authors: K. Hallas-Murula, M. Kalm, K. Kodres Co-authors: A. Kurg, T. Ojari, T. Tammet Designer: Ivar Sakk Tallinn, 2003 Price: 3 € Publication is in Finnish
Le symbolisme suisse Destins croisés avec l'art européen
Le triomphe du rêve Après une période de discrétion, le symbolisme revient sur le devant de la scène. Il ouvre la voie aux grands mouvements du XXe siècle, comme le surréalisme, l’expressionnisme, l’abstraction et « l’art des aliénés », en élargissant les frontières, en explorant de nouveaux territoires. Le symbolisme se développe en Suisse dans les quatre cultures, d’où l’étiquette de « Mitteleuropa » qui lui est souvent attribuée. Entre la fin du XIXe et le début du XXe siècle, les interconnexions culturelles sont intenses au niveau européen. Les artistes se déplacent fréquemment et s’intéressent particulièrement à l’évolution générale des travaux réalisés dans le domaine spirituel ou ésotérique. Ils explorent aussi l’hypnotisme, la psychologie, la psychanalyse naissante (Flournoy à Genève, Charcot à Paris, Freud à Vienne…). L’activité des artistes symbolistes est influencée par la poésie, la musique, la danse ainsi que le renouvellement de la mise en scène. Le triomphe du rêve, l’exploration de l’inconscient, les îles de l’imaginaire, le miroir des lacs et l’obscurité des forêts, la fascination du cosmos ou le questionnement des mythes sont autant de thèmes que l’on retrouve dans l’oeuvre de Ferdinand Hodler, Arnold Böcklin, Carlos Schwabe, Félix Vallotton, Giovanni Segantini, Augusto et Giovanni Giacometti… dont une analyse subtile permet de comprendre la valeur et l’importance. Cet ouvrage est également disponible en version allemande. français 336 pages 250 illustrations en couleur 24 x 30 cm Relié sous jaquette ISBN: 978-3-7165-1536-5 Date de publication : 4/2009
Art Nouveau : symbolismus und jugendstil in Frankreich
Catalogue de l'exposition, Darmstadt, Institut Mathildenhöhe, 24 oct. 1999-13 fév. 2000, Berlin, Bröhan-Museum, 17 mars-2 juillet 2000 Ouvrage publié à l'occasion de cette exposition sur l'Art Nouveau en France. A noter des articles de Christian Debize et Roseline Bouvier sur l'Ecole de Nancy. Description matérielle : 381 p. : photogr. ; 28 cm A comprehensive survey of two particularly French aesthetic currents. In-depth documentation of the exchange between craftsmanship and industrial art production, between tradition and the Moderns, are documented in depth. Toward the end of the 19th century, two related currents emerged in the fine and the applied and decorative arts: Symbolism and Art Nouveau. About 500 works of art from international collections illustrate this fascinating chapter of European art.

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