||The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is pleased to announce 1918: DEATH IN VIENNA, CITY OF DREAMS, a new five-part art history lecture series developed by Victoria Martino. In this special lecture series, Victoria will commemorate the centennial death anniversaries of four celebrated Viennese artists who rallied to the Secessionist cause under the motto “To each time its art, and to art its freedom,” heralding the stylistic revolution of the 20th century. She will discuss their lives and works, their influence upon future generations of artists, and their lasting legacy in the development of modernism.
JUNE 12: EGON SCHIELE (1890–1918): THE BODY AS THEATER
Alternately called a Wunderkind and enfant terrible, this provocative prodigy galvanized Vienna before his 20th birthday, forming a new artists’ group (Neuekunstgruppe), and pushing the boundaries of expression to probe the psyche and the darkest recesses of human sexuality.