Art Madrid'24 – Klimt/Schiele/Kokoschka and their women at the Belvedere Vienna

Mujer sentada con medias violeta, de Egon Schiele.

 

 

 

In the early years of the twentieth century, sexuality and their roles they changed forever. Equality between men and women, sexual openness, family relationships, reproductive issues... the moral imperatives of the nineteenth century entered were questioned, and new models transforming female identity were borned.

 

 

 

                

Desnudo, de Oscar Kokoschka y Eugenia (Mada) Primavesi, de Klimt.

 

 

At that time, in Vienna, the bourgeoisie opened to sexuality, they read Freud and Otto Weininger and discovered in art a channel for the representation of female sexuality. Now, the Belvedere Museum in Vienna looks back to that revolution through the eyes of three revolutionary artists: Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), Egon Schiele (1890-1918) and Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980), three masters who contributed their fantasies and portraits to the consolidation and assumption of new female roles, ladies, villains, nymphs, sexual and sensual women, mothers, daughters, maids, libertines ...

 

 

 

El Abrazo (Pareja de enamorados II), de Egon Schiele.

 

"The imprint of Klimt as man and artist has its origin at this time," the curator and deputy director of the Viennese museum Alfred Weidinger  "Klimt moved between these areas and his art reacted to the discussion at that time about "the mystery of the woman. '" For the exhibition, which brings together more than 150 pieces (50 of each author coming from collections worldwide), the curator and New York gallerist Jane Kallir, has established four themes: the portrait, the couple (romantic), mother and the child, and the nude. The flashy, bright and golden Klimt portraits they contrast with the lonely expression, and the abandoned and silent faces and bodies from Kokoschka, but especially with the raw, naked skinny, women from Schiele, more provocative and exhibitionistic. But what also shines through this exhibition, it is the commonalities of the three, and the most obvious: the three believed in romantic love.

 

 

Retrato de Elisabeth Reitler, de Kokoschka.

 

 

Klimt/Schiele/Kokoschka y las mujeres.
Del 22/10/2015-28/02/2016
Belvedere Inferior, Orangerie (Belvedere - Unteres Belvedere & Orangerie)

 

 

“I paint in a completely free way, I don't have a plan, it's chaotic, but everything has a reason. I don't prepare anything before I start painting, what I paint is what I feel or try to communicate at that moment, so it changes a lot (from one work to another)”.

Chão limpo e o resto. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Cultura Inquieta once again joins the experience of discovering and celebrating creative talent within the broad spectrum of artistic expressions present at Art Madrid'24. As a supporter of culture and contemporary art, its commitment to promoting and supporting emerging artists is reflected in a special initiative in this edition: highlighting and supporting the work of the REVELATION ARTIST of the 19th edition.

Só durmo na minha almofada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In this context, Ana Malta emerges into the contemporary art scene with a fresh voice and her own visual aesthetic. Born in Lisbon in 1996, Malta is a talented visual artist and freelance designer who has captivated the public with her distinctive approach and bold exploration of the beauty of everyday spaces through her investigations of color.

Her studies in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, as well as her Master's Degree in Creative Industries Management at the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto, have provided a solid foundation for her artistic practice. Currently, she also collaborates in the Communication and Production Office of Carpintarias de São Lázaro - Centro Cultural e Galeria Belo-Galsterer, showing her commitment to the cultural fabric of her community. She is also part of the artistic collective VÊS.TRÊS.

Ana Malta has been recognized in several platforms and media, including the 14th Edition of QUADRANTE, Melancia Mag and the SCROLL program of the RTP2 channel. Her participation in the book (AS)ARTISTAS - Ensaio Gráfico sobre Histórias e Práticas Artísticas no Feminino and in the April 21st Edition of Nova Awareness Club underlines her impact and relevance in the contemporary art scene.

Só um é que ganha. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Ana Malta's work is characterized by her exploration of color, patterns, composition, and texture. These elements are not only vehicles of her plastic and visual expression, but also embody an intimate dialogue between aesthetic restlessness and the transformation of error into opportunity.

It is exciting to see Ana Malta make her debut at Art Madrid'24, represented by Galeria São Mamede (STAND B3). Her presence promises to further enrich the artistic experience of the event, inviting the public to approach the visually captivating and conceptually stimulating universe that the artist creates to narrate the chaos she rearranges in shapes and colors.

Não fico pendurada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In a world in constant movement, Ana Malta reminds us of the importance of experimentation and continuous exploration in the search for authentic and sincere artistic expression.

Her work has been REVEALED to us in the 19th edition of ART MADRID, thanks to the precise point of view of CULTURA INQUIETA as a testimony of the transforming power of art. In her hands, the entropy of forms brings us the possible memory of an endless summer; the luminosity of the sun becomes the caress of everyday life; we may even be surprised by the formula of happiness turned into a companion animal.

Ana Malta's pieces combines the restlessness of a space that appears to be in a state of chaos with the delicate synesthesia of vibrating at the velocity of light, nuances, lines and colors in her paintings.