Secession hall (Austria)

Secession hall (Austria)

Infobox building
building_name = Secession building
native_building_name= Wiener Secessionsgebäude
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caption = Secession Building (Vienna, Austria)
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building_type = Exhibition pavilion
architectural_style = Art Nouveau
cost =
location = Vienna, Austria
coordinates = coord|48|12|1.86|N|16|21|56.43|E|type:landmark_region:AT|display=inline
start_date = 1897
completion_date =1898
inauguration_date =
demolition_date =
destruction_date =
height =
diameter = 40 m x 30 m
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floor_count =
floor_area = 1000 m2
main_contractor =
architect = Joseph Maria Olbrich
other_designers = Koloman Moser, Gustav Klimt
quantity_surveyor =
awards =
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The Secession building was built in 1897 by Joseph Maria Olbrich as architectural manifesto and exhibition hall for the secession group [ [ Secession hall official web site: The Building] ] . The building is located in Vienna, Austria. The building was called the Secession as it was the seceding of the "rebel artists" from the long-established fine art institution that gave rise to this structure.

The building features one of the most widely recognized artworks of Vienna Secession (a branch of Art Nouveau art movement, also known as Jugendstil), Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt [ [ Secession hall official web site: The Beethoven Frieze] ] .


The motto of the Secessionist movement is written above the entrance of the pavilion: "To every age its art, to art its freedom" (German: "Der Zeit ihre Kunst. Der Kunst ihre Freiheit") .

ee also

The building was recently selected as the main motif of one of the Austrian gold collectors' coins: the 100 euro The Secession commemorative coin, minted in 10 November 10 2004. On the obverse side there is a view of the hall.

The building also appears (from a different perspective) on the regular €0.50 Austrian coin. A detail of Klimt's work is featured on the reverse side of this coin.



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