Exhibition introduction - Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900
Exhibition introduction - 'Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900'
Dr Gemma Blackshaw
Dr Gemma Blackshaw is Associate Professor (Reader) in Art History & Visual Studies, University of Plymouth. Dr Blackshaw's research interests lie in the history of visual culture in Austria in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and Vienna in 1900 in particular. She has published on a number of different aspects in this area, including: portraiture and patronage; exhibitions and collections; criticism and biography and psychiatry and the visual arts. She is currently writing a book on exhibitions of portraits by such artists as Klimt, Kokoschka and Schiele in early 20th century Vienna.
Dr Blackshaw is curator for 'Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900'.
Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.
Image above: Detail from Gustav Klimt, 'Portrait of Amalie Zuckerkandl', 1917–18 © Belvedere, Vienna. Donated by Vita and Gustav Künstler
The events programme for 'Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900' is kindly supported by Martin Halusa