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Secession

The Birthplace of Viennese Modernism

The year 1897 marked a turning point in the Danube metropolis, with the foundation of the Vienna Secession heralding the beginning of Modernism in Austrian visual arts. Among the artists’ association’s founding members were Gustav Klimt (1862–1918), Koloman Moser (1868–1918), Carl Moll (1816–1945), Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) and Joseph Maria Olbrich (1867–1908). These artists espoused a paradigm shift within the Austrian art scene, and made it their mission to create a platform for contemporary and international art. The association’s name – Ver Sacrum (“Holy Spring”) – illustrated the desire to expedite a new artistic awakening, and also became the title of its art magazine founded the same year as the Secession’s mouthpiece. In 1898, Olbrich designed the Secession’s exhibition venue on the Naschmarkt – a building which manifested all the new ideas of the association.
Semi-Nude Self-Portrait
Portrait of Valentine Godé-Darel
Girl with Necklace
Portrait of the Father Emil Gerstl
Portrait of the Reserve Lieutenant Alois Gerstl
Meadow with Trees
Smaragda Berg
Girl in Front of the Mirror
Portrait of Mrs. Huber
Lady in a Fur Coat (The Artist's Wife)
Hohe Warte in Wintertime
Prater
Seated Woman in Red Dress (Helene Zarci)
In Schönbrunn
Hauling Wood in Winter
Seated Woman (Marietta)
Lady in Red
Female Nude with Mask Before the Mirror
Capriccio with Gilded Fan
Forest Pond with Water Lilies
Dusk
Standing Woman with Raised Forearms. Study for the Dancer from *Expectation* from the *Stoclet Frieze*
Ars. Ex Libris of the Union of Austrian Visual Artists (Secession)
Ver Sacrum. Theseus and Minotaur. Poster for the *1st Exhibition of the Vienna Secession* (Version Prior to Censorship)
Striding Male Nude
Initial “H”
Dancer. Design for a Metal Relief
Landscape Study
Poster Design for *Ver Sacrum. First Major Art Exhibition* of the Secession
Mountains in Leysin. Study for “Leysin (Le Chamossaire)”
Mermaid and Satyr, Compositional Study
Design for a Brooch
Huddled Female Nude (Study for a Vignette)
Seated Female Nude. Study for the Painting “Three Crouching Women”
Design for an Allegorical Figure
Studies
Allegory of Painting (Design for a Title Vignette of the “Albertina Master Drawing” Portfolio)
Design for a Fabric
Design of a Decorative Detail
Design for a Floor
Decorative Designs
Studies on a Female Dancer
Nude Woman Getting Ready
Elderly Woman, Lowering her Head onto her Hands, Half-figure
Veiled Figure
Figure Study for "Walther von der Vogelweide"
Figure Study for “Venus in the Grotto”
Sketch for a Basin Held by Three Figures
Old Woman, Her Head Bowed into Her Arms, Full-Length Depiction
Figure Study for “Mermaid”
Sketch for the Allegory of Painting (Draft for the Title Vignette of the Portfolio *Meisterzeichnungen aus der Albertina*)
Design for a Wall Element in Yellow and Blue
Armchair
Sherry-Pitcher
Iris, illustration for a poem by Arno Holz, original design drawing for *Ver Sacrum*, 1st year, no. 11, p. 2
Standing Woman in a Long Robe from the Side
Sketch for the Front Facade of the Vienna Secession
Butterfly Girl for Ver Sacrum
Poster for the *5th Exhibition of the Vienna Secession*
The Insinuation
Lady with Hat
Poster for the “Emperor’s Jubilee Procession”
Poster for the *43rd Exhibition of the Aquarellisten-Club [Watercolorists’ Club] at the Vienna Künstlerhaus*
Poster for the *Christmas Exhibition* at the Vienna Künstlerhaus
Poster for the *Summer Exhibition*, 1921
Monthly Publication “November 1914” in the Shape of a Fanfold
Memorial in the Park
Grete Wiesenthal in a Landscape
Study for the Figure of Bartholomäus Quecksilber from Ferdinand Raimund’s Fairy Tale *Der Barometermacher auf der Zauberinsel*. Unfinished Wall Fresco for Kogl Castle in the Attergau
Oblique View of the Apartment Building of Karl Langer
Standing Female Nude with Crossed Arms
He-Goat, Smoking. Design for a Secession poster
Standing Female Nude
Reclining Nude Girl with Arms Crossed behind Her Head
Nude Girl, Reclining on a Piece of Cloth
Two Girls on a Balcony
Reclining Nude Girl with Bent Knees
Japanese Woman Towards the Left
Standing Girl with Stockings
Poster for the *14th Exhibition at the Vienna Secession*
Poster for the *15th Exhibition of the Vienna Secession*
Poster for the *10th Exhibition at the Vienna Secession*
Poster for the “Emperor’s Jubilee Procession”
Charon
Sitting Panther
Flute-playing Putto
Jumping Ibex
Armchair for the Dining Room of the Wagner Apartment, Köstlergasse 3
Two-Piece Black Shawl with White Dots from the Estate of Emilie Flöge
Heiligenstadt, Grinzinger Straße 64, Beethoven Houses No. 4
Gustav Klimt in front of his studio in Feldmühlgasse 11, Vienna
Koloman Moser, smoking
Gustav Klimt in Profile
Portrait of Gustav Klimt, Half-Left
Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt in profile with his hand on his chin
Gustav Klimt in profile with his hand on his chin
Gustav Klimt seated with hands in his lap
*Ver Sacrum*, Magazine of the Union of Austrian Artists, Founders' issue, July 1898, 1st Year, No. 7
*Ver Sacrum*, Magazine of the Union of Austrian Artists, Founders’ Issue, September 1898, 1st Year, No. 9
*Ver Sacrum*, Magazine of the Union of Austrian Artists, January 1899, 2nd Year, No. 1
*Ver Sacrum*, Magazine of the Union of Austrian Artists, February 1899, 2nd Year, No. 2
*Ver Sacrum*, Magazine of the Union of Austrian Artists, April 1899, 2nd Year, No. 4
*Ver Sacrum*, Magazine of the Union of Austrian Artists, May 1899, 2nd Year, No. 5
*Ver Sacrum*, Magazine of the Union of Austrian Artists, October 1899, 2nd Year, No. 10
*Ver Sacrum*, Magazine of the Union of Austrian Artists, December 1899, 2nd Year, No. 12
*Ver Sacrum*, Magazine of the Union of Austrian Artists, April 1899, 2nd Year, No. 4
*Ver Sacrum*, Magazine of the Union of Austrian Artists, 1901, 4th Year, No. 8, 1901