#Austria

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Erwin Wurm: How to See Things in a Different Way

In this article, you will find out about Erwin Wurm, an artist who creates humorous works of art which is actually either a parody of everyday...

Petra Dragasevic 25 November 2021

Republic of Austria v. Altmann: Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907, oil, silver, and gold on canvas, Neue Galerie, New York, NY, USA. Painting

Republic of Austria vs. Altmann: Klimt Goes to Court!

Adele Bloch-Bauer was a wealthy socialite from Austria. One day, her husband asked Gustav Klimt to paint her portrait as an anniversary gift. But...

Ruxi Rusu 11 November 2021

Design

Architecture or Jewelry? Josef Hoffmann’s Modern Brooches

Josef Hoffman was the leading architect of the Secession and pupil of Otto Wagner, close friend and collaborator of Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser,...

Magda Michalska 10 November 2021

Art Nouveau

Gustav Klimt’s Lost and Found Viennese Beauty – Lady with Fan

Fräuleins (Ladies), step aside! This steaming-hot brunette is back in town! After 100 years of captivity, away from the Viennese public, you can now...

Giordana Goretti 19 September 2021

Japonisme: Western Fever for Japanese Art and Culture

During the mid 19th and 20th centuries, Western art saw the birth of Japonisme. The term was coined by Philippe Burty in 1872 and it refers to the...

Jimena Escoto 27 August 2021

Artist Stories

Happy Birthday Gustav Klimt! 5 Things You Need to Know About Him

Today is the anniversary of Gustav Klimt’s birthday. This Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 July 2021

Artist Stories

Gustav Klimt in the Spotlight: Four Famous Masterpieces

Have you ever looked upon Gustav Klimt’s portrait of The Lady in Gold and wondered why she was so worshipped? What made the artist immortalize...

Guest Profile 28 June 2021

The Story of Hitler’s Unrealized Art Museum in Linz

The Hitler’s Museum – originally in German called Das Führermuseum, was luckily an unrealized art museum within a cultural complex planned...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 May 2021

Art Nouveau

Wiener Werkstätte: The Viennese Design Brand You’ve Always Dreamt Of

Heard of Bauhaus? Yes. Heard of De Stijl? Yes. Heard of Wiener Werkstätte? No. No?! That’s the problem: I hadn’t heard of Wiener...

Magda Michalska 2 May 2021

Erotica

Viennese Actionism: Between the Bestial and the Sublime

Naked bodies, violence, and destructive art. The term Viennese Actionism refers to a radical and explicit form of performance art that developed in...

Caroline Galambosova 23 April 2021

Design

5 Women Who Changed the 20th Century Interior Design

Originally I wanted to write about ten women interior designers, it seemed simple enough. But when I started my research the five women you’ll meet...

Joanna Kaszubowska 29 August 2020

Klimt’s Unknown Portraits You Would Never Guess Were His

Some of Klimt's portraits have already gained the status of 'iconic', for example his portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer soaked in gold. Yet, before Klimt...

Magda Michalska 15 July 2020