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  • Klimt and Schiele: Eros and Psyche

    • Movie Type : Others
    • Opening Date : 2019-09-06
    • Director : Michele Mally
    • Length : 95 mins
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《Klimt and Schiele: Eros and Psyche》

Are the works of Austrian painter Egon Schiele art or pornography? When posters for a retrospective exhibition featuring some of Schiele’s nude drawings appeared in traffic stations in London and Berlin last year, they had to be censored. Vienna’s Tourist Board responded sarcastically by putting banners over the offending parts, which read, “Sorry, 100 years old but still too daring today.” How daring were Schiele’s works? When Reclining Woman, Two Girls Lying Entwined and other Schiele’s works appeared, they were considered so obscene that Schiele was arrested and jailed. Schiele was a protégé of Gustav Klimt, the giant in the Austrian art scene. Klimt’s works were known for their sensual beauty, such as the mesmerizingly romantic The Kiss, a gold-leaf-decorated oil painting which depicts a pair of entwined lovers standing on a meadow of colorful flowers. Both Schiele and Klimt explored the connection between lust and death, and together they subverted the conservative Vienna art scene of their day. Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I and Judith I, with the subjects’ sultry and seductive feminine expressions, can be seen as depictions of goddesses of love. The works of these two masters can be seen in Vienna’s Belvedere Museum, Leopold Museum and Kunsthistorisches Museum, which testify to the way their art challenge conventional morality even to this day.

  • 19:30
  • 2D

    Theater 6

  • HK$90.00
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