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Egon Schiele: All You Wanted To Know About Scandalous Art But Were Afraid To Ask

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time-raw1 hours
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Leopold Museum

The Leopold Museum in the Museumsquartier possesses the largest collection of works by Viennese expressionist Egon Schiele. Here, guests are offered a crash course on topical issues of 20th art, such as the line between art and pornography, the relevance of the artist’s personality for the interpretation of their works, and the discussion of the objective and subjective value of art.

What to expect?

  • When talking about the works of Egon Schiele, the adjective ‘scandalous’ is frequently used, even though the history of art—let alone the sphere of modern media—is filled with images of naked bodies. However, it is the works of Schiele that are censored even today.

  • We’ll only dwell on the artist’s biographical facts that have left a clear trace in his works. We’ll pay the most attention to the interpretation principles relevant to twentieth-century art. We’ll investigate the line between pornography and art, and discuss the boundaries of self-expression and the influence of ‘problematic’ works of art on society as a whole.

  • To receive commentary on the controversial works, we will address the principles of art therapy, the works of Sigmund Freud, and one of the Scheherazade’s tales. This tour will appeal to those who are interested in Viennese Art Nouveau and those who are looking for an approach to understanding twentieth-century art.

What is included?

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Entry/Admission - Leopold Museum

Is this experience for me?

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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