On The Art Story Foundation’s Review of the Neue Galerie’s “Vienna 1900: Style and Identity”.
The exhibition’s inclusion of the importance of psychoanalysis in art and design (including a few fashion examples such as a Reform dress, corset, and Klimt paintings of women in glittering mosaic garments) was quite intriguing and definitely worth a visit – a replica of Freud’s famous couch is even available for a lie-down while talking about your mother.
However, the review questions the exhibition’s success in separating modern art from the modern mind. However, it seems the real question being asked is if the curators were successful in separating the mind from the body – visually communicating the separation of modern art and a modern sense of self from traditional portrait painting and identity.
Read the full review here: http://www.theartstory.org/review-vienna.htm