Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka and the Women

Lifestyle & TravelCulture ♦ Published: September 29, 2015; 19:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

An exhibition at the Lower Belvedere shows how the three superstars of art - Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka - deal with the female gender.

Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka and the Women / Picture: © Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Wien: Egon Schiele: The Embrace (Lovers II), 1917

Traditional gender roles changed at the beginning of the 20th century: not only was the increasing equality between men and women causing a stir.

The attempt to break free from the moral constraints of the 19th century and the franks views on sexual lust - of men and women - was giving the conservatives in this country a headache.

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), Egon Schiele…