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Klimt and the Viennese Secession

Please note that this talk is on WEDNESDAY 12th JUNE

Talk begins at. 2pm
Douglas Skeggs Wednesday 12 June 2019

The fears and anxieties of Vienna in the final years before the outbreak of the Great War found expression in the writing of Freud, the music of Gustav Mahler and the haunting paintings of Klimt, Kokoschka and Schiele. Shimmering portraits flecked with gold; hypnotic landscapes of vibrant brushstrokes; erotic dreams of decadence and death reveal a society in search for salvation at a time when mankind had lost faith in its future.  

This talk traces the course of this brief, often dark but always dazzlingly inventive period of art.

Our Speaker: Douglas Skeggs

Cambridge Fine Arts.  Writer, Artist, TV Peenter.  Lecturer to many London art courses.  Director of the New Academy of Arts.  Author of 6 novels.