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Curator’s introduction – ‘Klimt / Schiele’


Friday 16 November 2018
11am — 12pm

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Egon Schiele, Group of Three Girls (detail), 1911.

Pencil, watercolour and gouache with white heightening on packing paper. 44.7 x 30.8 cm. The Albertina Museum, Vienna. Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London and the Albertina Museum, Vienna.

Curator Sarah Lea introduces the exhibition ‘Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna’, offering an insight into the artistic processes of these two pioneers of the Vienna Secession, Austria’s leading modernist movement.

To mark the centenary of both artists’ deaths, this extraordinary collaboration between the RA and the Albertina Museum in Vienna offers an intimate insight into the two artists’ lives, via their rarely exhibited fragile drawings created throughout their career.

In this event, exhibition curator Sarah Lea explores the key drawings and themes of the exhibition, such as portraiture, the human figure and eroticism, whilst examining how their reciprocal influence over the course of their careers encouraged each to create ambitious and revolutionary works.

Sarah Lea is an art historian and exhibitions curator. Having joined the RA in 2007, Sarah has curated several major exhibitions including Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust (2015), Dali / Duchamp (2017) and Tacita Dean: Landscape (2018).

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Friday 16 November 2018

11am — 12pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£10, £6