Day School : The Vienna Secession

Ref: C3744978

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. Some of their often shocking works will be studied in detail while taking into account the cultural and social context that allowed their art to flourish in fin-de-siècle Vienna.

Course aim

to provide an introduction to the works produced by a radical group of artists , led by the painter Gustave Klimt, in Vienna 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
  • give two reasons for the creation of the Vienna Secession
  • examine some of the works studied during the study day in a critical manner

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

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