Sin and Secession
Franz von Stuck in Vienna
Distributed for Hirmer Publishers
German artist Franz von Stuck (1863–1928) is best known for his erotic paintings, especially Sin. His paintings drew many of their themes from mythology and were considered extremely provocative for their subject matter and presentation. Von Stuck, who was one year younger than Gustav Klimt, become famous at an early age for works such as Allegories and Emblems and Cards and Vignettes, but, though he received significant critical and public acclaim during this time, Von Stuck’s oeuvre and his influence on Viennese art have not been given serious treatment—until now.
Sin and Secession fills this gap. Presenting 350 lush color images, this book offers an opportunity to fully examine Von Stuck’s entire career as an artist, not only his celebrated paintings, but his graphic works, sculpture, and photographs. A must-have for fans for Von Stuck, Sin and Secession showcases the scope of his work and celebrates his lasting influence on Viennese art.