Poster for the 5th Exhibition of the Wiener Secession. Koloman Moser (Austrian, 1868-1918).
There is not one style that unites the work of all artists who were part of the Vienna Secession. The Secession building could be considered the icon of the movement. Above its entrance was placed the phrase “Der Zeit ihre Kunst. Der Kunst ihre Freiheit.” (“To every age its art. To art its freedom.”). Secession artists were concerned, above all else, with exploring the possibilities of art outside the confines of academic tradition.