Browse Exhibits (2 total)
This exhibit will explore Sigmund Freud’s theories and the contemporary influences on his formulation of the idea of psychoanalysis, through the topographical model of the city of Vienna: the Outer Circle, the Ringstrasse, and the Inner Circle. The first section, the Outer Circle, will focus on contemporary thinkers from the fields of biophysics, neurology, psychiatry and medicine that came from outside of Vienna and their influence on Freud; the Inner Circle will attempt to show the cultural particularities of fin-de-siècle Vienna that had influenced Freud’s theories; the Ringstrasse section, alike the real Ringstrasse that connects the Outer Circle with the Inner Circle of Vienna, will explore Freud’s ideas and works as a reflection of/connection between theoretical and practical influences of contemporary psychiatry and psychoanalysis and the cultural influences of Vienna 1900.
During the turn of the century Vienna experienced great change not only in the realms of politics and social life but also in the realm of art. There were many pioneers of these changes but among them three stand out as ones that have displayed interesting views of gender and sexuality in their works of art. These concepts of human sexuality were once deemed taboo. Schiele, Kokoschka and Klimt brought these issues to the forefront of artistic innovation. This exhibit will explore these concepts within Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka's works.