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Poster for the 10th Exhibition at the Vienna Secession, 1901

Leopold Museum,
Color lithograph on paper
187.9×60.9 cm


  • Ferdinand Andri

    (Waidhofen an der Ybbs 1871–1956 Vienna)

  • Lithograph and print Albert Berger, Vienna
Unfortunately not on display at the moment
Ferdinand Andri (1871–1956) was a very versatile artist. Aside from his work as a painter, he also was a sculptor and a lithographer. Well-known to the Viennese is his monumental façade ornament on Josef Plecnik’s (1872–1957) Zacherlhaus in the city center. It is an archaic-looking Archangel Michael holding a flaming sword, chased in copper. This poster is an advertisement for the 10th Exhibition of the Vienna Secession, of which he was a member and also president in 1905/06. Although, in other instances, he liked to work with strong colors, he uses very tender shades between turquoise and green here. It creates the impression of a water landscape, evoked by the wavy decorative lines as well as by the reflection of the lakeshore vegetation. The pictorial content remains somewhat enigmatic, prompting viewers to bring in their own imagination. Andri materializes two premises of Viennese Jugendstil here: beauty and aesthetic.

Object data

  • Design: Ferdinand Andri
  • Print: Lithograph and print Albert Berger, Vienna
Poster for the 10th Exhibition at the Vienna Secession
Art movement
Art Nouveau, Secession
Graphic work
Color lithograph on paper
187.9×60.9 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 3036
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Wien 1900. Aufbruch in die Moderne, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Wien 2019 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, ab 15.03.2019).
  • Joseph Maria Olbrich 1867-1908. Architekt und Gestalter der frühen Moderne, eine Ausstellung in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Leopold Museum Wien und der Kunstbibliothek - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, hrsg. von Ralf Beil/Regina Stephan, Ostfildern 2010 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 18.06.2010-27.09.2010).
  • F. A. Lutz: Oeuvrekatalog des Professors Ferdinand Andri, Wien 1941.

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i
Wiener Kunsthandel;
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D.);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 1994).

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