A kinship of motifs and themes in two titans of Viennese art
As a painter, designer of living spaces and pioneer of the environmental movement, Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) helped shape 20th-century art. His lifelong intense exploration of the personality and oeuvre of Egon Schiele is largely unknown. At the age of 20, when he was a student at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, Hundertwasser discovered Viennese modernism through exhibitions and books, and Schiele in particular would later emerge as a central point of reference.
Shining the spotlight on central motifs and themes in the works of both artists, such as ensouled nature and the relationship between the individual and society. Hundertwasser & Schiele: Imagine Tomorrowillustrates the points of analogy in their oeuvres that extend beyond mere formal similarity, and retraces the artistic and spiritual kinship of two extraordinary 20th-century Austrian artists.