Secession Movement

Describes the works of the groups of German and Austrian artists who rebeled against the Salon system and exhibited independently at the end of the 19th century. The exhibition of art and concerns about the art market formed the basis of the movement. The artists involved were not commited to a particular style but works tend to be lyrical, focus on nature, and avoid modern themes.

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Secession Movement
Secession
Sezession
sezessionbeweging Dutch
Movimiento secesionista Spanish

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Describes the works of the groups of German and Austrian artists who rebeled against the Salon system and exhibited independently at the end of the 19th century. The exhibition of art and concerns about the art market formed the basis of the movement. The artists involved were not commited to a particular style but works tend to be lyrical, focus on nature, and avoid modern themes.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300111580. The J. Paul Getty Trust.