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26 March 2019 The Art and Culture of fin de siècle Vienna.
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The Art and Culture of fin de siècle Vienna. Gavin Plumley Tuesday 26 March 2019

At the turn of the last century, Vienna was the capital of a vast empire and one of the most exciting artistic laboratories in the world. It produced painters such as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka; architects like Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos and Josef Hoffmann; the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud; the composer Gustav Mahler; and the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Looking at these and others figures in the context of the society in which they worked, this talk asks how and why the City of Dreams became a cultural hotbed around 1900. 


Gavin Plumley

Gavin is a writer and broadcaster who has appeared on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 and contributed articles to The Independent on Sunday and The Guardian. He lectures widely about the culture of Central Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries, including to the National Gallery, the British Museum, the V&A, the Southbank Centre, the Tate and the Neue Galerie, New York, as well as for history of art societies and The Art Fund. 

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