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Exhibition October 13, 2017 − January 22, 2018

Ferdinand Hodler

This the exhibition in the Leopold Museum became the most extensive retrospective of works by Ferdinand Hodler (1853 – 1918) in Austria since its resounding success at the exhibition in the secession in 1904.

The artist was a follower of symbolism and art Nouveau, a pioneer of expressionism and last but not least a pioneer of monumental painting. It has become an important source of inspiration for many of the representatives of Viennese modernism, such as Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser, and Oskar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele.

The main attention the curators paid to several main themes of art Hodler – landscapes from plein air to abstraction, portraits, with a focus on women's images, self-portraits, a series of works created after the death of his beloved Valentina Year-Darel, as well as its outstanding figure symbolistic compositions.