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Theodor von Hörman: From Paris to the Secession

Leopold Museum, Vienna


Theodor von Hörmann (1840–1895) was one of the most unusual and autonomous artists of the late 19th century. The Leopold Museum presents the first comprehensive exhibition on the Austrian artist, tracing his path from Realist to Impressionist through select works. Hörmann embarked on innovative paths both in his painting and in his cultural political activities, raising and pursuing visionary ideas such as founding a Secession and a gallery of modern art in Vienna. While his early death in 1895 prevented him from taking the final step into Modernism, his oeuvre is a vivid and impressive example of the struggle for a new perception and an adequate pictorial language in the context of international art movements. Read more.

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