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The painting “Wally”, housed by the Vienna Leopold Museum, is among the most well-known works by Egon Schiele. The upcoming exhibition at the Leopold Museum seeks to uncover the person behind the portrait, Walburga “Wally” Neuzil (1894-1917), approaching her through artworks, autographs, photographs and documents. Featured in the presentation will be eminent paintings by Schiele, such as “Death and the Maiden”, an important loan from the Belvedere, as well as drawings and watercolors by Schiele for which Wally acted as a model. The exhibition comprises works from the Leopold Museum, the Leopold Private Collection as well as loans from Austrian and international collections.
The exhibition examines the stages of Wally’s life, her professions, from model to nurse, and tells the tale of a woman’s fate in fin-de-siècle Vienna, between self-sacrifice and self-fulfillment, between a life without taboos and profound humanity.
Around 1900, writer Henri van Booven (1877-1964) befriended the artist Carel de Nerée tot Babberich (1880-1964). The latter worked in the style of Aubrey Beardsley, while Van Booven would become Louis Couperus' first biographer. He got to know the writer's work thanks to his friend De Nerée. The author introduced the artist to the work of Aubrey Beardsley. Both admired Louis Couperus, especially the novel Extasy (1892). For the first time in one hundred years a series of drawings which De Nerée made for this novel which will be on show together. The exhibition also features documents and books from Van Booven's private archive and library.
The exhbition is put together by Sander Bink, specialist on the Dutch Fin-de Siècle. To the occasion of this show the beautifully illustrated book Carel de Nerée tot Babberich en Henri van Booven. Den Haag in het fin de siècle will presented at the vernissage (published by WBOOKS, Apeldoorn, together with the Louis Couperus Museum).
This exhibition was made possible by financial contributions from Foundation Gifted Art and a sponsor who wishes to remain anonymous. The accompanying pubication was financed by the Foundation Harten Fonds and the M.A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Foundation.
Comprehensive new presentation of the collection of Jugendstil/Art Nouveau and Modernism in the Artists' Colony Museum (Museum Künstlerkolonie). On the basis of works of fine and applied art, as well as models and multimedia presentations the outstanding importance of artists' colony for the development of architecture, art and design since 1900 will be presented.
The exhibition highlights six chronologically important steps in the period 1898-1914, which enable the visitors to envision the wide spectrum of artistic creation of the Darmstadt Artists' Colony. Here, an emphasis is placed on the four major presentations, which took place at the Mathildenhöhe in the years 1901, 1904, 1908 and 1914. The exhibition "World concepts" covers both wings of the Artists’ Colony Museum and thus offers over 450m2 of exhibition space for around 300 art works.
The exhibition presents works of art of all 23 former Artists' Colony members, with outstanding works by Peter Behrens, Hans Christiansen and Joseph Maria Olbrich. It will also present art works from the municipal art collection of Darmstadt, which are first issued in the Artists' Colony Museum.
In addition to a bilingual audio guide (German and English) a web app for smartphones will be available for the visitors to explore the exhibition and the exhibition grounds. A specially designed children's guide will also be available from May at the Artists' Colony Museum.
Curator: Dr. Philipp Gutbrod, Director of the Institute Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt
This competition, which participation is free, arises in order to pay homage to the amazing heritage of the Italian Art Nouveau; for instance: houses, palaces, monuments, sculptures and applied arts. The Italian Liberty photographic contest represents a great opportunity to create passion about Beauty and Values promoted by the Liberty association.
In order to participate to the contest take pictures (for a maximum of 30 photos) of some Art Nouveau art pieces or make a video of these (only one video) and send it to Italian Liberty!
Directed by Andrea Speziali and organized by the Aitm Art Organization.
Full presentation of the contest
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
Responsible publisher: Arlette Verkruyssen, General Director,
Brussels Regional Public Service - Bruxelles Développement urbain (Brussels Urban Development),
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