Fin de siècle in Vienna - Art Nouveau
One of the last century’s most important art movements was certainly "Jugendstil". Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka had a lasting influence on European painting. Naturally, Vienna possesses large collections of these artists' works - for instance at Belvedere Palace, close to the school. First, brush up your background knowledge at our Jugendstil lecture and then take a look for yourself!
Worthy of note are also the buildings designed by Jugendstil architect Otto Wagner. He designed many places in Vienna, such as the Stadtbahn stations at Karlsplatz and along the Naschmarkt, and the main post office on Vienna’s Ringstraße. The Wiener Secession - another perfect example of Jugendstil architecture - was planned by one of his students.
More information on Jugendstil in Wien, on Wiener Sezession, Klimt, Kokoschka and Schiele in our Vienna City Guide!