Vienna’s Albertina museum is showing an alternative side of Egon Schiele. The exhibition reveals the painter’s fascination with St. Francis and shows how his portrayals of nudity were a stance against western decadence.
100 years ago in Vienna, the artists Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele and architect Otto Wagner all died within a few months of each other. Their works shaped Jugendstil, Viennese art nouveau. They remain unforgotten.
The elusive artist Paul Klee aimed to expand the boundaries of the rational in his art. The new show in Munich explores how the Bauhaus master addressed being an artist in a technologically advancing world.
She made her mark in Expressionism like no other. Paula Modersohn-Becker was an extremely talented painter. Director Christian Schwochow depicts a strong artist - in spectacular film images in "Paula."
The director of the German Film Museum, Ellen Harrington, has a particular connection to '2001, A Space Odyssey'. In an interview with DW, she talks about why she rented a whole cinema to see the film and why she still finds it so fascinating.
Kamila Shamsie's tale of family and faith in the modern world beat out five other contenders for the prestigious award. Shamsie thanked the award's founders for promoting women's voices in literature.
Acclaimed Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky has died. He guest-conducted for many major orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony.
Two years after The Floating Piers, landscape artist Christo is back with a 20-meter-high work, The Mastaba, made of thousands of oil barrels. Despite its size, it's not the most daring project in the artist's career.
So far, it has been difficult to get a hold of documents of the renowned composer. But that will be much easier after the Wagner National Archive has been digitized.
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