Fantastic Art from Vienna – Exhibition
The exhibition, entitled “Phantastische Kunst aus Wien” (Fantastic Art from Vienna) is immediately associated with terms such as “Vienna Fantastics” or “Vienna School of Fantastic Realism”, however it carries other possible emphasis and meaning. Central to this exhibition is the development of an art that was able to emerge only in Vienna. It then became established worldwide as the epitome and has since continued in recent years with other priorities and perspectives.
On the basis of 110 examples of exquisite paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints and sculptures by 27 artists, the exhibition offers a journey through over 100 years of fantastic art from Vienna. It is divided into three sections, the first ranging from 1900 to 1945, the beginnings of the Fantastic. Presented are works by Gustav Klimt, Fritz von Herzmanovsky-Orlando and Alfred Kubin, the author and simultaneous Illustrator of the grand key novel of the time “The other side”. Include are works by Franz Sedlacek, who worked with fantastic and surreal themes of subtle “scenes of ambivalence” ( Walter Schurian) or those created by Albert Paris Gütersloh, who is considered the spiritual father of Arik Brauer, Wolfgang Hutter, Rudolf Hausner, Ernst Fuchs and Anton Lehmden. These artists form the second division alongside artists such as Arnulf Rainer and Maria Lassnig. The third group is a view of the art Vienna currently has to offer. Besides the painters Franz Zadrazil and Hanno Karlhuber, who are the principle traditional academic Fantastics there is the closely associated the sculptor Franz Gyolcs, works by Gottfried Helnwein and Joachim Luetke, which are presented in new and unusual ways.
Fantastic Art from Vienna
Duration: 19th June-3 October 2010
Tue to Sun 10am – 6pm
July to August also open on Mondays 1pm to 6pm
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D – 06567 Bad Frankenhausen
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