The Leopold Museum in the Museum Quarter has a unique collection of the most insightful, deep and scandalous masterpieces of the Viennese Modernist movement as well as Austrian Expressionism. In the early 20th century artist in Vienna, such as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Richard Gerstl started to use their works as a medium of self-expression and self-exploration to an increasing extent. This 2.5 hour, limited to max. 4 guests tour is designed to reveal historic, scientific and biographical factors that defined the way art was created in Vienna and it also introduces different ways art is being approached since the beginning of the 20th century.
Highlights • The last canvas from the "golden period" of Gustav Klimt "Life and Death", its symbolism and its links to Vienna School of Medicine. • Dramatic expressivity of Egon Schiele's "Seated Male Nude" and the discussion about the differences between art and erotic images. • Two self-portraits of Richard Gerstl as a documentary of a passionate and unhappily broken off love and the manifestation of the spirit of the age.We will look closely at different ways Austrian artists chose in order to answer diverse challenges of modernity and find out which factors influenced almost all of them to address provoking themes of sexuality and self-exploration. Discover the incredible collection of the Leopold Museum with a personal art experience moderator leading the way on this private tour.