TOOROP/KLIMT. TOOROP IN WENEN - INSPIRATIE VOOR KLIMT (TOOROP/KLIMT. TOOROP IN VIENNA, AN INSPIRATION FOR KLIMT)

Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag 2006-07

7 October 2006 - 7 January 2007
Curated by Marian Bisanz-Prakken, with contributions by Hans Janssen and Gerard van Wezel. Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag 2006-07
 
The Symbolist works, with their characteristic linear arrangements, of the Dutch artist Jan Toorop (1858-1928), who exhibited three times in Vienna around the turn of the 19th to the 20th century, were of decisive significance for the efflorescence of the modern style of Gustav Klimt. Similarly, too, the Belgian artists, Fernand Khnopff and George Minne, played significant roles in helping along the emergence of Klimt’s Symbolism.
 
As a guest curator of the Albertina Museum, Marian Bisanz-Prakken conceptualised an exhibition for the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, which, for the first time, comprehensively investigated the influence that Toorop, Khnopff and Minne had on Gustav Klimt.
 
The exhibition, significantly supported by works on loan from the Albertina, was prepared in cooperation with Hans Janssen, the curator of the Gemeentemuseum. Dutch readers will note with pleasure that the eminent Toorop specialist, Gerard van Wezel, contributed an additional essay in Dutch for the Dutch edition of the catalogue.