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#OMVSponsoring: “Hundertwasser – Schiele” exhibition at the Leopold Museum

Fotocredit: FRIEDENSREICH HUNDERTWASSER, 224 The Big Way, 1955 © Belvedere, Vienna Photo Belvedere, ViennaJohannes Stoll © 2020 Namida AG, Glarus, Switzerland

The desire for art and culture is great. Now the first museums open again after the crisis and welcome their guests. This includes the Leopold Museum, which has been open again to all culture-loving visitors since Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

The current exhibition "Hundertwasser – Schiele: Imagine Tomorrow", in celebration of the 20th death anniversary of Friedensreich Hundertwassers, has now been extended to Monday, January 11, 2021.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) is internationally known as a painter, distinguished architect and for his environmental commitment. However, his passion for Egon Schiele and his intense interest in Schieles creative work are lesser known.

At the age of 20 years, Friedensreich Hundertwasser began his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. However, after 3 months he quit these studies and dropped out, because he preferred to dedicate himself to self-study and Viennese Modernism. Egon Schiele (1890-1918) in particular became his central reference figure and inspiration in the years that followed.

The Leopold Museum shows the two exceptional artists and their connection for the first time in the dialogic exhibition "Hundertwasser – Schiele: Imagine Tomorrow". More than 170 works show the artistic and intellectual relation of the two masters, who could never get to know each other personally.

OMV supports the exhibition "Hundertwasser – Schiele: Imagine Tomorrow” as the main sponsor. Here you can find more detail information about this and other exhibitions at the Leopold Museum.

The Leopold Museum is one of the most popular museums in Vienna with its important collection of modern Austrian art from the 19th century and the modern era. OMV has been a partner of the Leopold Museum for several years and has already supported the house with various exhibitions.