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    This essay convenes the work of two Austrian artists, Gustav Klimt and his former student Egon Schiele. Both twentieth century artists and both independent in their style, their work together embodies common idiosyncrasies. The two share many qualities in their work, especially a kind of anxiety. Although stylistically, Klimt 's work is formally ordered and decorative while Schiele 's work is unforgiving in its brutality. An example that displays this duality in their work and similar compositions are Klimt’s The Kiss and Schiele’s Death and the Maiden. Austrian painter Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was born in Vienna. Klimt was noted for the erotic quality of his highly decorative art. His style was perceived as rebellious of the traditional academic…

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    Egon Schiele's Early Life

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    Klimt kindly mentored young artists, Klimt had a bit more interest in Schiele. He bought his drawings, offered to trade them for some of his own drawings, he prepared models for him and introduced him to possible buyers. He also familiarized Schiele to the Wiener Werkstätte, a arts and crafts workshop connected to the Secession. First Exibhition Schiele had his first exhibition in 1908, in Klosterneuburg, Austria . Schiele left the academy of fine arts in 1909, after finishing his third…

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    During the 1860 election, Abraham Lincoln has been elected for the presidency which has resulted in the secession of the state of Mississippi. There was some opposition to whether seceding was the right choice to make within the state of Mississippi because it would eventually result in a war. The state of Mississippi was unsure if they should wait on other Southern states to secede from the Union or start the movement themselves. With Mississippi being aware that they would not be able to stop…

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    advancing the equality of women in society, artworks, especially that of Gustav Klimt, in the past have portrayed women within a constrained niche. Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter that lived during the late 17th century and the early 18th century. Born to a gold engraver and a novice musical performer, he exhibited artistic talent early on in his childhood and was encouraged by his father to pursue an education in the arts. Although Klimt grew up in very destitute conditions, his…

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    Amadeus Mozart Comparison

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    The Emperor calls Salieri the “brightest star” in Vienna musical life, but this does not satisfy Salieri. Deep down inside he knows that Mozart is greater and more talented. This makes Salieri hate Mozart, if the truth were told Mozart is a brightest star and better composer. Plus, he did not have to work to achieve greatness. He considered Mozart a vulgar man who enjoys going on adventures and breaking the rules. It is for this reason the Salieri sees Mozart as unworthy of his…

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    man all I can. Amen and amen” (IMSDb). Not long after we see Salieri’s father die and Salieri takes it as a sign and begins to fulfill his pledge to God. There is then a time jump and we find ourselves observing an older Salieri. Salieri, now has made somewhat a name for himself in the city of Vienna, which is referred to as the “city of musicians”. Salieri is the court composer for Holy Roman Emperor Joseph 2nd, and he seems okay with the way his life is going and feels that his God has…

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    Fear and Self-Loathing in Egon Schiele 's Work Egon Schiele was 20th century Austrian painter, known mostly for his erotic portraits of women and his tortured self-portraits, but he also did landscape painting and photography. It would be easy to assume that Egon Schiele was conceited and arrogant by looking at his self-portraits, because he would paint himself as a haloed visionary sent on earth to reveal the truth about sexuality (Izenberg 475) or draw erotic portraits of himself. It is,…

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    It was very discouraging to him that he was not accepted but, he did not want to give up on art. Hitler decided to stay in Vienna and work as a struggling painter. Hitler created several pieces of painting’s while there. While in Vienna, people believed that this is where Hitler started to become anti-Semitism. It was very common among Austrians to have resentment and dislike of Jews, “He read voraciously, developing anti-Jewish and antidemocratic convictions, an admiration for the…

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Vienna on January 27, 1756. He was born to a mother, father, and sister. There were more children, but no one lived past childhood. Wolfgang was a determined and musically smart little boy. He knew what he was doing behind a set of piano keys. He was a prodigy to say the least. He accomplished more in a lifetime then most could in two lifetimes. Over the course of his thirty-five years on earth he composed around 600 compositions. Mozart’s family…

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg Austria. Mozart was the son of Leopold and Maria Pertl Mozart. He was an influential part of the Classical era, he influenced Beethoven. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a famous composer of the Baroque period. As a 3 year old Mozart learned to play the piano by watching his father teach his sister to play the piano.At the age of 6 Mozart, a child prodigy, went on tour. The time period that Mozart played in was during the transitional…

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