The inner man: Interiors and masculinity in early twentieth-century Vienna

Authors
Citation
T. Gronberg, The inner man: Interiors and masculinity in early twentieth-century Vienna, OX ART J, 24(1), 2001, pp. 67-88
Citations number
60
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Arts & Architecture
Journal title
OXFORD ART JOURNAL
ISSN journal
0142-6540 → ACNP
Volume
24
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
67 - 88
Database
ISI
SICI code
0142-6540(2001)24:1<67:TIMIAM>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Abstract
This essay argues that urban interiors as much as the city's streets were c rucial to the process of Selbstdarstellung [self-representation] in early t wentieth century Vienna. Carl Moll's (1861-1945) 'Self Portrait in the Stud io' (c.1906 Gemaldegalerie, Akademie der bildenen Kunste, Vienna) is contra sted with photographs of the poet Peter Altenberg's (1859-1919) room at the Hotel Graben as images of the male artist 'at home' in order to reflect on what is often characterized as a specifically Viennese retreat to the inte rior.