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Dec 25, 2015
| ISBN 9783791354941
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Dec 25, 2015 | ISBN 9783791354941
Female portraits and nudes, mothers & children, and couples by the three most outstanding painters of Viennese modernism. In the early 20th century, the traditional relationship between the sexes was challenged by a number of social, economic,and philosophical changes. It was above all the incipientdevelopment towards gender equity that provoked vehementcounter-arguments. On the other hand, sexual liberation canbe seen as a common goal of men and women, since theyboth sought to escape the restrictive moral taboos of the 19thcentury. Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Oskar Kokoschka—thenthe three most outstanding painters of Viennese modernism—approached the subject matter generally referred to as the“woman question” from slightly different, albeit overlappingperspectives. The book will present an in-depth exploration ofthese differences and similarities.
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