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Meisterwerke Leopold Museum

Meisterwerke Leopold Museum

Edited by Hans-Peter Wipplinger

The Leopold Museum in the Viennese museum quarter was established from the private art collection; the pieces were collected for decades by Rudolf Leopold. The more than five thousand objects of the museum, encompass a broad spectrum, including tribal art from Africa, as well as early Japanese wood engravings.

However, Austrian art is central to the presentation. From the start, the collector's main focus was especially placed on the Austrian Expressionists and thus extensive works of art by Richard Gerstl, Oskar Kokoschka, Alfred Kubin and Egon Schiele count as the attractions of the museum. The Schiele collection, with over 220 works of art presented at one location, is the largest world-wide. Also represented in an exceptional way is the ornamental style of the Viennese Secession with Gustav Klimt, as well as the functional elegance of the Wiener Werkstätte with objects by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser and Otto Wagner.

Hardcover
386 pages
Text in German
Walther König, 2018
9.4 x 1.6 x 11.2 inches
ISBN 9783960983057     

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