The Challenge of Modernity: Vienna and Zagreb around 1900

At the turn of the 20th century, the multi-ethnic realm of the Habsburg Monarchy experienced a lively exchange of art and culture between Vienna, its centre, and the main cities of the empire such as Zagreb. This exchange was very significant for the development of Croatian art during this time. In the exhibition, the connections and points of reference are presented through key works of Austrian and Croatian artists.

Artists and architects who were trained in Vienna brought new trends in art to Zagreb and, within 20 years’ time, the overall character of cultural life was fundamentally altered. On display are works by Gustav Klimt,  Koloman Moser, Carl Moll, Vlaho Bukovac, Ivan Meštrović, Robert Auer, Tomislav Krizman as well as other protagonists of the Viennese school and Modernism.

The exhibition is in cooperation with the Klovićevi dvori Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia.

ǏBelvedere, Vienna

Until 18 February 2018