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Beauty and the Abyss. Klimt.Schiele.Wagner.Moser.

Beauty and the Abyss in general

On our introductory page, you'll find the overview to Vienna 2018: Beauty and the Abyss.

Exhibitions in 2018

Numerous exhibitions on the topic of the year 2018 will illustrate how artists, scientists, architects and many others had a lasting impact on Vienna in the years around 1900.

Research text on "Beauty and the Abyss"

Our extensively researched information text offers comprehensive background information on the topic of the year as a download for media representatives.
Further information on Viennese Modernism can be found in the following research texts:
Gustav Klimt and the Birth of Modernism in Vienna
Turn of the Century: Vienna in 1900

Image and footage

In our image database, you'll find appropriate image material on "Beauty and the Abyss".
Click here for a preselection of topic-related images. Footage of Vienna, including material on the topic of Viennese Modernism, can be found here.


Dive into the biographies of the four protagonists, who are among those we owe a debt of gratitude for the turn of the last century being so artistically important for Vienna and Austria.

Brochure download

You can find full and compact information on Vienna 2018, including a foreword by tourism director Norbert Kettner in our brochure on the topic of the year 2018 to download.

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