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Fifty or so artists with a different sensibility and a common determination: to be free of the bourgeois morality and its obsolete traditions. To break with the classicism of the Austro-Hungarian Empire on its decline. The Vienna Secession, founded in 1897, would shape a distinctive form of art in Vienna and all over the world.

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Fifty or so artists with a different sensibility and a common determination: to be free of the bourgeois morality and its obsolete traditions. To break with the classicism of the Austro-Hungarian Empire on its decline. The Vienna Secession, founded in 1897, would shape a distinctive form of art in Vienna and all over the world. Gustav Klimt paints his own dreams: poet Hugo Hofmannsthal pens librettos for composer Richard Strauss; Otto Wagner and Josef Hoffman invent design; compatriot Sigmund Freud studies the interpretation of dreams; the young Egon Schiele studies painting and drawing. It’s from this atmosphere of artistic, intellectual, and political effervescence that a world is born, notably through the search of a global art which evokes more particularly this wander through the Vienna of 1900.

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9782843238178

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