I love noticing the extraordinary in ordinary things and surprising my listeners every time. Everyone can find new insights in the same picture over and over again
Gustav Klimt and Viennese Art Nouveau Lecture
- Start date: 24.05.2022
- End date: 24.05.2022
- RU: Лекция «Густав Климт и венский модерн»
- Status: Completed
The lecturer is Natalia Vostrikova.
Author of courses in art history at the Institute of Slavic Culture of Moscow State University of Design and Technology and The Institute for The Humanities and Information Technologies.
She graduated from the State Academy of Slavic Culture with a specialisation in the theory and history of fine arts. Natalia is a lecturer at the Institute of Slavic Culture of MSUDT and the Institute of Humanities and Information Technology.
She has been teaching for 18 years.
"I love noticing the extraordinary in ordinary things and surprising my listeners every time. Everyone can find new insights in the same picture over and over again".
Vienna at the beginning of the 20th century... What images come to your mind when you hear this phrase? Perhaps you think of Sigmund Freud who lived on the quiet 19 Bergasse Street. Or you might hear the light melody of a waltz, smell the aroma of strong coffee and apple strudel. Or perhaps you'll be reminded of the luxurious golden glow of Gustav Klimt's paintings.
Everything is true - all this filled the magical Vienna at the cusp of the 19th and 20th centuries - new ideas, new images, new people, new houses... And now we call this wonderful time by that beautiful and incomprehensible word - secession.
The lecture showed how, at the cusp of the 19th and 20th centuries, small Vienna became one of the most fashionable cities in Europe, thanks to the fame of Gustav Klimt. His paintings became more desirable than gold to hundreds of women. After all, he turned his own paintings into a golden fairy tale.
Listeners were introduced to the story of the exquisite revenge of a jealous husband, which gave birth to one of the world's most famous paintings, "Golden Adele", and the diversity of the famous "The Kiss", in which everyone sees their own story...