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The Collector

Gustave Klimt’s Fixation With Gold And Women

Do you think The Kiss is sexually provocative?

By 1897, radical artists in Vienna started disrupting traditional arts and culture.

Artists and intellectuals, including Gustav Klimt, architect Otto Wagner, composers Gustav Mahler and Arnold Schönberg, and psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud challenged academic art and started associating themselves with progressive art styles like Art Nouveau.

This was the rise of modernity in Vienna, and the cultural movement was called Vienna…

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