Hinweis: Ihre bisherige Sitzung ist abgelaufen. Sie arbeiten in einer neuen Sitzung weiter.

Studio: international art — 35.1905

Seite: 53
DOI Artikel: DOI Artikel: DOI Seite: Zitierlink: i
http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/studio1905b/0071
Lizenz: Creative Commons - Namensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen Nutzung / Bestellung
0.5
1 cm
facsimile
Vienna Secession Exhibition

ever-changing night; yet none can say this day is
like unto yesterday. Amidst all this tide of
surging unrest, shall man alone be tranquil ? The
simple life is a fantasia, the grains of sand, the
leaves of the trees, the stars of heaven, are as
various and as complex as they are numberless.
Sunrise and evening glow evoke, in all nations,
feelings akin to worship, and the influence of the
life-giving planet is manifest in the temperament of
men of varied climes. He alone who can unravel
the mighty design of the universe and solve the
mystery of its being, may perhaps claim to have
attained the awful calmness of the Sphinx, which
gazes without emotion upon the shifting panorama
of the world ; but, when he has achieved that state
of mind, well for him if he be seated in Charon’s
prow, for the joy of life will have departed.

G. A. Quellhorst.

THE TWENTY-THIRD EXHIBI-
TION OF THE VIENNA SECES-
SION. BY A. S. LEVETUS.

The Spring Exhibition is the only one during
the whole year which is devoted to the works of

the members of the Secession, and is consequently
looked forward to with great eagerness. This time
the central point of interest is in the corridor,
in which is Professor Otto Wagner’s model
for the church now in process of building
for the Lunatic Asylum, just outside the city
of Vienna. There is so much new in this, such a
richness of thought and expression, so many admir-
able ideas as regards material, form, surroundings,
etc., that it would be impossible to deal with this
and the Professor’s other monumental buildings,
the new General Post Office and the project for
the Franz Josef Museum, within the limits of these
notes : they must be relegated to a future article on
his works, for Professor Wagner is the father of
modern architecture, and his monumental buildings
are many, while his pupils who have made names for
themselves are numerous, prominent among them
being Professor Josef Hofmann. The Ver Sacrum
room at this exhibition represented a waiting room,
the bent-wood furniture having been designed
by Marcel Kammerer (manufactured by Thonet,
Vienna), and it also contained works by Hoppe
and Schonthal, who are the Professor’s pupils
and at the same time his assistants. There

THE TWENTY-THIRD VIENNA SECESSION EXHIBITION ARRANGED BY JOSEF PLECNIK

FURNITURE BY PRAG. RUDNIKER, VIENNA

53
loading ...