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By Prospect Team   October 2013

Silvia Koller with Bird-Cage by Broncia Koller-Pinell, 1907-8, Vienna


Facing the Modern National Gallery, from 9th October

This exhibition, the first of its kind in the UK, explores how, between 1867 and 1918, portraiture became the spearhead of a new art movement. Inspired by contemporary ideas about sex and psychology, Gustav Klimt, and later Oskar Kokoschka, Richard Gerstl and Egon Schiele, painted portraits which exposed the subconscious fears and torments of Vienna’s middle classes in the late days of the Austro-Hungarian empire.

“Facing the Modern” reveals a complex network…

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