Dazzling Display by the Greatest Viennese Artists Opens at the National Gallery of Victoria


MELBOURNE.- Stylish, provocative, rebellious and unforgettable – the world has seen nothing like Vienna in 1900. The National Gallery of Victoria today opened Vienna: Art & Design, a dazzling display of over 300 extraordinary works by the greatest Viennese artists of the early 20th century. Vienna: Art & Design features truly spectacular works by the world-renowned Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) including his magnificent portrait Emilie Flöge 1902, alongside the groundbreaking paintings of Egon Schiele (1890–1918), Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980), Koloman Moser (1868–1918) and other masters of Viennese modernism. The decorative objects and interior designs of Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshop) are also celebrated in this Australian-first exhibition, which presents exquisite furniture, divine jewels, silver and ceramic wares. Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director, NGV, said: “Exclusive to Me