“Otto Wagner. Maître de l’Art nouveau viennois” at Citè de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine

As part of the Viennese Season at the Cité, discover Otto Wagner, a major figure on the European architectural scene at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. His achievements as much as his writings have largely contributed to the emergence of “modern architecture”.

 

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Belonging to the generation preceding those of the main actors of Art Nouveau, the works of Otto Wagner, from the infrastructures of the Vienna metropolitan to the Vienna Savings Bank passing by the St. Leopold church of the Steinhof are today considered as essential milestones to grasp the evolution of this decisive moment in the history of contemporary architecture.


 

“Otto Wagner. Maître de l’Art nouveau viennois”
13 Novemeber, 2019 – 16 March, 2020
Citè de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, Paris
France

 


The exhibition, designed and produced in co-production with the Wien Museum to commemorate the centenary of his death, is the first monograph devoted to him in France.

 

Vue de l’exposition “Otto Wagner, Maître de l’art Nouveau viennois”, 2019 © Gaston Bergeret

Vue de l’exposition “Otto Wagner, Maître de l’art Nouveau viennois”, 2019 © Gaston Bergeret

 

Otto Wagner’s masterpieces are highlighted by the restitution of several interiors, revealing the refinement and elegance of his creations. Architect and designer, Otto Wagner was also an exceptional designer; the exhibition thus benefits from the rich collection of drawings from Otto Wagner’s architectural agency which the Wien Museum currently maintains. Finally, the work of Otto Wagner is compared with the Austrian artistic trends of his time in which he successively participated.

 

Vue de l’exposition “Otto Wagner, Maître de l’art Nouveau viennois”, 2019 © Gaston Bergeret

Vue de l’exposition “Otto Wagner, Maître de l’art Nouveau viennois”, 2019 © Gaston Bergeret

 

An exhibition co-produced by the City of Architecture & Heritage and the Wien Museum in Vienna, with the exceptional support of the Musée d’Orsay. A playground for families, designed with the DADA magazine, is available free of charge at the cash desk. Introduce your children (from 8 years old) to Vienna and Art Nouveau!

 

Vue de l’exposition “Otto Wagner, Maître de l’art Nouveau viennois”, 2019 © Gaston Bergeret

Vue de l’exposition “Otto Wagner, Maître de l’art Nouveau viennois”, 2019 © Gaston Bergeret

Vue de l’exposition “Otto Wagner, Maître de l’art Nouveau viennois”, 2019 © Gaston Bergeret

Vue de l’exposition “Otto Wagner, Maître de l’art Nouveau viennois”, 2019 © Gaston Bergeret


 

News source: Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
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