Photo courtesy of Foundation Oskar Kokoschka

Alessandra Comini, University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, will present a free lecture entitled Vienna 1900: Redefining Portraiture in the Age of Angst.

Why would a new generation of artists - Oskar Kokoschka, Richard Gerstl, and Egon Schiele - reject the successful, sumptuous portraiture of a Gustav Klimt? What was it that compelled art, as well as science, architecture, literature, music and dance, to pursue new interests and forms that led from the environmental to the existential and from the façade to the psyche? This lecture examines the answers to these questions, which took shape before the tragedy of World War I.

Alessandra Comini, University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, will present a free lecture entitled Vienna 1900: Redefining Portraiture in the Age of Angst.

Why would a new generation of artists - Oskar Kokoschka, Richard Gerstl, and Egon Schiele - reject the successful, sumptuous portraiture of a Gustav Klimt? What was it that compelled art, as well as science, architecture, literature, music and dance, to pursue new interests and forms that led from the environmental to the existential and from the façade to the psyche? This lecture examines the answers to these questions, which took shape before the tragedy of World War I.

Alessandra Comini, University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, will present a free lecture entitled Vienna 1900: Redefining Portraiture in the Age of Angst.

Why would a new generation of artists - Oskar Kokoschka, Richard Gerstl, and Egon Schiele - reject the successful, sumptuous portraiture of a Gustav Klimt? What was it that compelled art, as well as science, architecture, literature, music and dance, to pursue new interests and forms that led from the environmental to the existential and from the façade to the psyche? This lecture examines the answers to these questions, which took shape before the tragedy of World War I.

WHEN

WHERE

Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
http://www.kimbellart.org/

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