Day School: The Vienna Secession

Ref: C3742983

Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Koloman Moser and the architect Otto Wagner are among the artists who, in 1897, broke away from the official academies and organized their own avant-garde exhibitions. Their often shocking works will be studied in detail while taking into account the broader cultural movement and the social conditions that allowed modernist art to flourish in fin-de-siècle Vienna.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by The Education and Skills Funding agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available. Contact the branch for further details.

Course aim

to provide an introduction to the works produced by a radical group of artists in Vienna, led by symbolist painter Gustave Klimt, at the end of the 19th century.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • list two main features of the Vienna Secession's design or architecture
  • examine some of the works studied during the study day in a critical manner
  • give to reasons for the creation of the Vienna Secession

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Day School: The Vienna Secession

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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