OSHR 1720 - Vienna 1900: Art, Life and Culture

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

The glittering European Capital of Vienna was the center of art, music, psychiatry, philosophy and theater at the turn of the last century.

Join us as we explore a cast of characters who set the tone for many of the ideas and art movements of the 20th century. We will view and discuss the works of fascinating (and at times decadent) artists such as Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt.

We will explore how the ideas of Freud, the music of Arnold Schönberg and the dramas of Arthur Schnitzler revolutionized one of the most conservative cultures in the world and created new paths for artistic innovation and progressive thinking. From issues surrounding the role of women in society to an exploration of how religion and politics influenced the artists of the period, the course will traverse the complicated landscape of Viennese life as witnessed by its most outstanding artists and thinkers.

Through a combination of lectures and discussion, participants in this course will gain new insights into the art and culture of Vienna at the turn of the last century.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.