07/30/2005: Birthday Suits Welcome...
Vienna's Leopold Museum is featuring 180 works in a new exhibit. These masterpieces which originally scandalized the Viennese “when native Art Nouveau masters like Klimt, widely known for his sensuous "The Kiss," began producing works some critics panned as ‘indecency,’ ‘artistic self-pollution’ and borderline pornography…. include Klimt's "Nude Veritas," an 1899 painting of a naked young woman with wildflowers in her hair”
”Scores of naked or scantily clad people wandered the museum, lured by an offer of free entry to "The Naked Truth," an exhibition of early 1900s erotic art, if they showed up wearing just a swimsuit or nothing at all.”
This exhibit is on display through Aug. 22. in Vienna.
Apparently it’s a “Come as You are Party” or “Birthday Suits Welcome.”
Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune.
Karen on 07.30.05 @ 08:31 AM CST