The current Winter Masterpieces exhibitions at NGV International explores Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century; a city of enormous vitality, creativity and burgeoning avant garde arts.
If you would like to delve into the subject a little more, the following books will be of interest.
A broad view of the arts in vibrant fin-de-siecle Vienna; the innovative art and design, the music, theatre and literature.
Klimt’s work, his role as a founding member of the Vienna Secession and his relationship with the artists of the Wiener Werstatte are examined in this volume which was published to accompany an exhibition of his work at the Tate Liverpool in 2008.
A protege of Klimt, Schiele’s wonderful, challenging works of art are handsomely reproduced in this volume.
A survey of the works of the Wiener Werkstatte; a reminder of the superb achievements of the movement’s designers and craftsmen.