When you've had your fill of Horta, Guimard and Van de Velde, hie on over to Vienna and look at the Secession works of Josef Hoffman, Otto Wagner, Joseph Maria Olbrich and the painting of Gustav Klimt. These people were truly the early moderns, and their work led directly - through the intermediary work of Peter Behrens - to the Deutsche Werkbund and the visually recognizable beginnings of Modern Architecture.Thank you my friend,The thing I love about this period is that it was the last frontier of beauty prior to the worst years of Human History that followed. From 1914-1945 Mankind suffered through two world wars, a depression and untold suffering and death. This period was the last true "Age of Innocence".Gustav Klimt is one of my favorite artists and has 4 paintings represented in the exhibition. I have a passion for Klimt as I do for DALI, Bacon and Warhol. They all bring something special to my life, which I could never put into words. If I did it would be the word Passion. In this insane world that we are forced to drudge through everyday, to know that on weekends I have my museums and Aesthetics makes me "Strive to persevere".TMF MYCROFT
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