"I must see new things and investigate them. I want to taste dark water and see crackling trees." Egon Schiele
Our art talks this season explore the mind-bending originality of painters from Renaissance Italy, to Vienna 1900, through 20th-century New York.
Brothers-in-law Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini shook up the 15th-century Italian art world with their bold ideas exchange. In Austria, Gustav Klimt combined the patterns and colour of the East with European Modernism, while Egon Schiele extended this Viennese angst to uncomfortable levels of sexual expression. And for decades, the influence of Germany’s Bauhaus (including painters Kandinsky, Albers, and Klee), shaped the paintings, architecture and furnishings of 20th-century Western society.
We'll also be leading tours at the Frieze art fair, museums, and commercial galleries to uncover what's new and cutting edge in today's London. Whether you are new to the art world or a knowledgeable art lover, you are welcome at the London Art Salon's invigorating social events.