Past Event

Monday, October 6, 2014

Vienna 1900: Portraiture, Perception, Reception, and Restitution

This program highlights portraiture in early 20th century Vienna -- by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka -- and coincides with an exhibition of Schiele portraits at the Neue Galerie in New York. Focus will be on the artwork; on the way that contemporaneous studies of the mind and brain influenced the artists and the way their portraits were perceived; and on the increasing popularity of these artists, who have factored so heavily into Holocaust-era art restitution claims.

Q&A and Reception Follow the Talks

IFAR Thanks ArtBanc ArtBanc for its Support of this Program

Event Speaker(s)

Alessandra Comini
University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita, Southern Methodist University ; Curator,  "Egon Schiele: Portraits,"  Neue Galerie, Fall 2014

Jane Kallir
Co-Director, Galerie St. Etienne; Author of the catalogue raisonné, Egon Schiele: The Complete Works

Eric R. Kandel
Nobel Laureate; University Professor, Columbia University; Director, Kavli Institute for Brain Science
Author, The Age of Insight -- The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain from Vienna 1900 to the Present