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Author Blackshaw, Gemma, author.

Title Facing the modern : the portrait in Vienna 1900 / Gemma Blackshaw ; with an introduction by Edmund de Waal ; with contributions from Tag Gronberg, Julie M. Johnson, Doris H. Lehmann, Elana Shapira and Sabine Wieber.

Published London : National Gallery Company, 2013.
[New Haven, Connecticut] : Yale University Press, 2013.
©2013

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  704.942 Bla    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  704.942 BLAC    AVAILABLE
Physical description 215 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 30 cm.
Notes Catalog for an exhibition held at the National Gallery, London, October 9, 2013-January 12, 2014.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-207) and index.
Contents On stage: the new Viennese / Gemma Blackshaw -- Past times and present anxieties at the Galerie Miethke / Gemma Blackshaw -- Biedermeier modern: representing family values / Tag Gronberg -- Portraying Viennese beauty: Makart and Klimt / Doris H. Lehmann -- Klimt, Schiele, and Schönberg: self portraits / Gemma Blackshaw -- Women artists and portraiture in Vienna 1900 / Julie M. Johnson -- Imaging the Jew: a clash of civilisations / Elana Shapira -- A beautiful corpse: Vienna's fascination with death / Sabine Wieber.
Summary During the great flourishing of modern art in fin-de-siècle Vienna, artists of that city focused on images of individuals. Their portraits depict artists, patrons, families, friends, intellectual allies, and society celebrities from the upwardly mobile middle classes. Viewed as a whole, the images allow us to reconstruct the subjects' shifting identities as the Austro-Hungarian Empire underwent dramatic political changes, from the 1867 Ausgleich (Compromise) to the end of the First World War. This is viewed as a time when the avant-garde overthrew the academy, yet Facing the Modern tells a more complex story, through thoughtprovoking texts by leading art historians. Their writings examine paintings by innovative artists such as Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele alongside those of their predecessors, blurring the conventionally-held distinctions between 19th-century and early 20th-century art.
Other author De Waal, Edmund, author of introduction.
Gronberg, Tag, contributor.
Johnson, Julie M., contributor.
Lehmann, Doris, contributor.
Shapira, Elana, contributor.
Wieber, Sabine, contributor.
National Gallery (Great Britain) host institution.
Subject Portraits, Austrian -- Austria -- Vienna -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Portraits, Austrian -- Austria -- Vienna -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Portrait painting, Austrian -- Austria -- Vienna -- Exhibitions.
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