In 2018 the Austrian capital is celebrating Viennese Modernism. Four of the era’s chief protagonists died 100 years earlier: the painters Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, the architect Otto Wagner and the universal artist Koloman Moser. Each played a leading role in making the fin de siècle period such an important time for art in Vienna and Austria. Klimt and Moser were cofounders of the Vienna Secession – which has remained one of the most important spaces for visual art ever since it first opened. To celebrate the incredible achievements of these exceptional artists, Vienna is not only devoting a year-long series of exhibitions and events to them 100 years down the line, but has also set up this page as a digital Secession. A place where you can immerse yourself in the era in which they lived and interact with the artists themselves. You will soon see that all four of them had one thing in common: they were ahead of their time. Their work set new standards and continues to inspire people all over the world to this day.
Find out more about these personalities, experiment, and discover the Zeitgeist that defined Viennese Modernism.