Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche
2019 | Italy | 90 mins
- Director: Michele Mally,Veronica Bottanelli
- Art Series, Documentary, World Cinema
Klimt & Schiele – Eros and Psyche is an in-depth look at images of extraordinary visual power: going from the enchanting enveloping decorations of Klimt’s works, to the anguished line work of Egon Schiele in his magnetic nudes and in the contorted figures.
Delve into the turn-of-the century Vienna art world and tour through exhibitions of Klimt and Schiele’s legendary works. 1918. As the roar of the First World War cannons is dying out, in Vienna, the heart of Central Europe, a golden age comes to an end. The Austro-Hungarian Empire is beginning to disintegrate.
Since the dawn of the century, Gustav Klimt and Egan Schiele have fundamentally changed the feeling of art, through a new way of painting that portrayed the restlessness, fears and desires of mankind.
Taking place across five stunning exhibitions with never-before-seen access, Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche recounts this extraordinary moment in art history — a magical moment for art, literature and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the depths of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. Presented in pristine high definition, this glorious big screen experience is a must-see for art lovers and film lovers alike.
reveals how the master and his protege caused a scandal by bringing sex and death into collision
an in-depth look at images of extraordinary visual power: going from the enchanting enveloping decorations of Klimt’s works, to the anguished linework of Egon Schiele in his magnetic nudes and in the contorted figures
Two titans of Viennese art shared a firm friendship and an artistic free will that scandalised many.