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A World

Artist: Maximilian Lenz
(Vienna 1860 – 1948 Vienna)

Date: 1899
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 121.5 x 186 cm
Classification: painting
Inventory Number: 20.B
Department: Department of Art after 1800

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A World

In the early 1890s Lenz worked as a designer of banknotes in Buenos Aires. In 1897, after returning home, he became one of the founding members of the Secession in Vienna, and participated several times in its exhibitions. His One World, painted in 1899, recalls the typical stylistic features, intensified colour harmony, and dream-like fantasy world of the period. The Secession's periodical Ver Sacrum featured the work in the same year.

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