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Klimt: Judith I by Gustav Klimt, Federico Zeri, Marco Dolcetta

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By Gustav Klimt, Federico Zeri, Marco Dolcetta

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2 W^V SISSI Elisabeth of Bavaria, the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph, was A \ to the popular i mind the symbol of the strength of z the empire. /^ORX/ ^ OSCAR " KOKOSCHKA j4^^BL,* ' and the decline of an era. KU/aT IS exuberance of the Secessionists. I^tT^J^^ THE LEGAGY OF KLIMT TORMENT AND CHROMATIC HEDONISM EROTIC Klimt's death coincides with the epilogue of the First World War, which after sweeping away every remnant of pleasure led to a brusque change of direction toward a raw realism which eschewed every form of decorativism or technical virtuosity.

But the most tumultuous wave was Habsburg empire, between the end of the nineteenth century and the First ap- Wittgenstein was asking questions ife the fragility and contra- which marked Vienna, dictions r ' Karl Kraus and Mahler composed his fervent peal The Song of the Earth, while swan song of- under the impact of the war of 1914-18. buildings. KLIMT PABLO PICASSO Ambroise Vollard (1909-10, Moscow, 1 Pushkin Museum). HH sKlSSr/ like the other fields of knowledge, painting X too participated in the redefinition beyond of reality, going the limits of a simple reproduction of life.

1, 1862, Washington, National Gallery of Art (below). MARGARET STONBOROUGHWITTGENSTEIN (1905, Munich, Neue Pinakothek). The face of the sitter, the sister of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, takes on an air of veiled melancholy with her half-open lips, her eyes looking into the distance, her slightly Her full lifted chin. vaporous dress recalls the portrait of Sonja Knips and figures by Whistler. Khmt in the sets her face midst of refined motifs so as to highlight her beauty. ffk 31 . PRODUCTION: A SUBLIME PASSION KLIMT AND MUSIC ienna at the end of the nineteenth V century was the privileged scene some of the artistic activity of and Bruckner (who died to the of Brahms the greatest composers, from new generation of Richard Schonberg.

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